Background/Info: “Technophobic” must be the sixth full length album by Swedish artist Tobias Bernstrup. Every single album has been released on a different label so for “Technophobic” the artist joined hands together with Nadanna. Notice by the way the work is also available as vinyl format.
Content: Tobias Bersntrup is a talented electro-pop artist who’s also linked to disco-pop. “Technophobic” is pure electro-pop, getting us back to the great 80s with something contemporary on top. But you also can hear this artist belongs to the great ‘Swedish electro-pop class’. The songs might remind you of Elegant Machinery, but also has something pretty refreshing.
+ + + : I’m first of all deeply impressed by the great production skills revealed on this work. There’s a great mix and sound quality. The songs have been meticulously crafted, mixing vintage parts together with a more refreshing approach. The result is a genius piece of music featuring multiple outstanding cuts. I want to tip “Utopia” (also released as single), “Night In The Science Zone” and “Hear Me Calling”. The title song is another noticeable cut. Among the remixes I noticed some real interesting contributions. My favorites we’re accomplished by Techniques Berlin, Confrontational and Italoconnection.
– – – : From a very personal point of view I would have liked to get less remixes and more extra songs.
Conclusion: Tobias Bernstrup remains one of those less recognized artists from the electro-pop scene. He’s a real great talent who maybe has never found the right label to promote his work a decent way. I hope for him Nadanna will make things change because this is a great piece of music.
Best songs: “Utopia”, “Hear Me Calling”, “Night In The Science Zone”, “Technophobic” + “Technophobia – Techniques Berlin Remix”, “Utopia – Italoconnection Remix”.