Dave Woodrum (Dave9@Netva.com) | Southwestern VA, United States | 02/10/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After many releases from what could be perhaps the best in rave/pop rock fusion, Sunscreem is bringing the pulsating masses a greatest hits of sorts. Looking At You- Club Anthems covers their career musically, from the scorching debut O3 to their yet unreleased Out Of The Woods. Typical to a Sunscreem release, the atmosphere of the dance beats flows from blissful europhia to biting intelligence. Looking At You- Club Anthems serves a second function of importance as it's more or less the first full release to have common music merchant ground in the United States since O3. This cd allows the average long lost fan of Sunscreem back up and refresh themselves with the band's progress. Though Sunscreem's music almost seems to be perfect in total form, I must argue some with the format of Looking At You- Club Anthems. Perfect Motion, though a great song from O3, was not really deserving of 2 tracks on an 8 track release. Granted, the intro and the ending bit formed by Perfect Motion was grand and all, but the space could have been easily occupied by Pressure (UK or US version, take your pick) or White Skies. Also, a couple of more tracks would have been nice. Had it not been for these two minor faults, Sunscreem's Looking At You-Club Anthems would have scored an easy five stars. Still though, this release holds great merit and is a demand for anyone even halfway liking dance music. Love U More still retains it's marvelous shifts between moody to upbeat, the title track Looking At You is enchanting in the presented mix, and Exodus is intact and scoring on goove and flow perfection. Too well planned to be an "electronica of the month" band and too creative to be a "cut and dry mainstream club wonder", Sunscreem carries on in it's own way with this one. For the most part, Looking At You is a tribute to both the band's hard work and the needs of 'screemers out there.... up to date and long lost."
Continuous, flowing, clean, and beautiful
Dave Woodrum (Dave9@Netva.com) | 10/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sunscreem produces some of the most moving and beautiful (dance)music that you can find. This continuous mix is an essential cd to own for anyone interested in dance music. Although I consider this to be eurohouse or trance it crosses the lines of the dance music genre. Although I have to admit that in New York I have not heard too much of these wonderful songs. Buy it!!! and spread the word..."