Technophobia – Negative Space (Vinyl EP – Working Order Records)
Background/Info: The title song of this EP is taken from the full length album “Flicker Out” by the American duo Technophobia. The band is into electro-pop and has released this record as a kind of bonus to the full length.
Content: “Nagative Space” is not exactly the kind of song I expected for an EP. It for sure stands for the dark electro-pop style of the band, but in my opinion it’s not one of the attention grabbers. It’s not what I would call a hit.
Remixes have been made by hERETICS iN tHE lAB, Void Vision and Alter Der Ruine. hERETICS iN tHE lAB realized an even softer version than the original one. Void Vision injected some bombast to the song while Alter Der Ruine transposed the song into a more club-friendly approach.
The B-side song “Passing People” is a harder and more EBM inspired track.
+ + + : Speaking for myself I prefer the B-side cut instead of the title song. “Passing People” is cold and harder while totally fitting on an EP. Among the remixes I especially recommend the cool job by Alter Der Ruine.
– – – : There were much better songs on “Flicker Out” so I think it’s a pity they have taken this one. I don’t see “Negative Space” as a title song for an EP and more as a B-side track.
Conclusion: If you want to discover a new name dealing with electro-pop music I can for sure recommend Technophobia, but you maybe better off listening to the album first and if you like the song “Negative Space” than buy the EP as well.
Best songs: “Passing People”, “Negative Space – Alter Der Ruine Remix”.
Band: www.technophobia.com / www.facebook.com/pg/Technophobiamusic
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