Good follow up to "Voices and Images"
shervin nooshin | Helotes, TX United States | 10/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really like this album. Camouflage has done it again. It is the album after "Voices And Images" that happens to be one of my favorate albums. "Methods of Silence" has the dark synth sounds that we expect from a German synth-band. The album is a little darker and some people say more mature than "Voices and Images". I personaly enjoy them both very much and feel that they both offer the similar type of satisfaction. Songs like "Love Is A Shield", "Anyone", "Feeling Down", "Your Skinhead Is the Dream", and "Picture of Life" are closer to the album "Voices and Images" and are just fantastic and upbeat. There are more great songs like "One Fine Day", "On Island" and "Sooner Than We Think" that a bid slower and on the mild side."
We all live in a giant train station
synthpopalooza | Knoxville, TN USA | 07/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great stuff. More polished than their previous work (which altho not bad, suffered alot from the group's poor English translations) ... "Love Is a Shield" is an obvious club dance number, but the lyrics and textures of this one make it special ... ok, it's a love song, but I happen to like em, ok? :-) ... The oddly named "Your Skinhead is the Dream" is a very dreamy synthy ballad with spoken words, and is simply relaxing.But do you want to know the most poignant and interesting lyrics on this album? If so, bust out your French-English dictionary, and go to the track entitled "Les Rues" (The Streets) ... it's got odd musical textures, but the spoken lyrics in French are VERY alliterative, and (when translated) speak of our lives in the everyday world being analogous to a busy train station in the street, bustling with people. Of course, you'd have to speak fluent French to understand it but, having had someone translate it for me, it is all the more evocative.Anyway ... this is quality material. If you collect darkwave or synthpop, this one is a must-have."