Amazingly fresh after all this time
Alfonso E. Urdaneta | Orlando, FL United States | 03/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had this CD in college when I was very much into the college radio scene, and I remember I listened to Moev pretty much constrantly. Fast forward almost 15 years. I'm going through my old CDs, ripping them to MP3, so that I don't have to mess around with the little frisbees anymore. So I put this one in, and figure what the hey, I'll give it a listen.This stuff STILL sounds good. It really shows how innovative this band was back in their time. There are a few tracks that are starting to show their age, but this CD has held up amazingly well - and as we all know, time is the true test of music. I'll put this up against the crap thats on the radio any day.I can't describe the sound, except to say that its dark, somewhat industrial, yet very melodic. You won't be disappointed."
The 90s should've Sounded More Like This!
a reader | 10/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before Lollapaloza-mania and the rise of grundge, there was an amazing synth-pop band known as Moev. They are practically the reason Nettwerk Records was formed in the first place! The same label that would spawn such (in)famous Canadian alternative acts as Skinny Puppy and Sarah McLachlan.
Moev morphed throughout the eighties, but its 1987-1990 lineup was its creative peak. The local alternative station helped me discover Moev. The following songs got heavy airplay back in the early 90s. My friends remember these song, but not the name of the band!
The title track "Head Down" is a bit of a synth rocker in the same vain as Depeche Mode's "Never Let Me Down Again." This songs has the same kind of powerful beat and anthem like chorus.
"No Flash in the Sky" has beautiful pianos and creepy goth vocals. For the longest time I thought this was a Sisters of Mercy's song. This is the best track on the album!
"In and Out" kind of reminds me something off of The Cure's "Wish" album although this predates that release. It's either a happy song deliverd in a down beat way or vice versa. I can't decide. But it's a great moody tune with an instant hook.
"Noise" is a cool, mellow sounding synth song. The lyrics seem to be an ode to silence.
The album "Head Down" remains a favorite. It still sounds fresh. It still sounds foreceful and eerie. It still sounds like an up-and-coming band on the brink of world domination.
Unfortuanly, 1990 came and pass and both Moev and its lead singer, Dean Russell, would soon rest in peace; leaving behind a leagacy of music that is criminally ingnored. Don't listen to nimrod music journalists who would have you believe that Kurt was the only good artist we lost in the nineties. Talk about writing history with an American bias.