Metroland – 4.0 (EP – Alfa Matrix)

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Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop.

Format: Digital, Vinyl.

Background/Info: After having released several productions under the 808 Dot Pop moniker, ‘Passenger S’ moves back to the Metroland duo. Together with ‘Passenger A’ the band is now working on a new album, but first unleashes this new single/EP featured in different formats and revealing different mixes.

Content: The title song is carried by a dry, solid, bass line and the familiar ‘robotic’ Metroland components. It remains pure ‘Kraftwerk’-Pop accentuated by a melodic tune on top. The 3 other mixes featured on the digital format brings different accents. The vinyl release is a bit different revealing an extended mix at the main side and a more experimental mix as B-side.

+ + + : Metroland remains faithful to their ‘initial’ sound and yet they don’t repeat themselves. I still like the minimalism of the sound, but also the perfect harmony between different ingredients like melody and bass line. It’s also a danceable piece, which especially comes true at both first mixes and the main side of the vinyl format -which the band consider as being the ‘true’ release.

– – – : I’ll never become a fan of songs that have been remixed in and endless number of versions… but that’s just what makes Metroland and 808 Dot Pop different.

Conclusion: The Belgian Electro-robots are back on track and it sounds like they’ve found great inspiration during their break.

Best songs: “1.1”, “2.2.

Rate: 8.

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