Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Boston-based industrialists Informätik follow up their competent (if somewhat derivative) debut with essentially more of the same. It's good, straight-ahead electro, but it doesn't take many risks, preferring to remain wel... more »
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Boston-based industrialists Informätik follow up their competent (if somewhat derivative) debut with essentially more of the same. It's good, straight-ahead electro, but it doesn't take many risks, preferring to remain well within the barbed-wire fence that separates much of the industrial dance music populace from all the other sampler-and-drum-machine-toting hordes. Vocalist Da5id Din's heavily processed vocals growl about war, loneliness, and human suffering, but emotion is lacking, and there aren't enough original musical ideas to catapult Syntax out of the overcrowded prison yard of industrial mediocrity. Still, it has its moments: "Nil" sports a nifty synth line (shades of Skinny Puppy's "Testure"), and "Retrogradation" piles the atmospherics neatly atop menacing, slow-moving percussion. More of this, and parole is definitely within Informätik's reach. --Steve Landau
A worthy addition to any industrial fan's collection
neomurtle | Acworth, GA United States | 11/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Informatik uses purely electronic music to create songs that are both calm/atmosphereic and fairly fast-paced. If you are a fan of industrial music, you will probably like this album...especially if you like Decoded Feedback. There are a couple tracks on this CD that seem a little bland, but for the most part it's a solid buy. Also, check out the releases by Informatik's side project band, Din Fiv."
A Damn Good Cd
Kevin McBride | Weatogue, CT United States | 08/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Syntax was my first Informatik cd. I'm glad I purchased it becuase it turns out to be an awesome cd. Da5id has a unique style of singing. His vocals are very distorted and makes him show a lot of aggresion in his voice. The music has a style similar to that of Front Line Assembly, but with more high pitched beats. The songs Entropy, Retrogradation, and Nameless are my favorites. I highly reccomend this cd as a part of your industrial music collection."