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  • Release Date 2006-01-25
  • Label Out Of Line
  • Catalog 4260113850657
While the phrase ?a new hope for the EBM genre? might come across as rather worn-out, given the fact that it is used as a teaser in virtually all promotional leaflets accompanying releases of the harder electronic variety ? there is no way around admitting the fact that, with Proceed, it fits hand in glove. The band takes care to navigate around the Trance- and Techno-clichös that have come to dominate the scene and rather lets its steaming electro-sound take root in the virtues of the old school Electronic Body Music: fast paced sequencers and thudding synthetic beats. But, instead of stagnating in a carbon copy version of the old school sound, Proceed keep an open mind for modern elements and are, thus, careful to not let retrograde minimalism rule ? they rather spice up the rhythmic inferno with spacious pads and employ the grand palette of electronic sound generators that todays producers have at their fingertips. The aggressive vocals will then easily convince anyone that they are not dealing with just another retro-unit. But there is yet another thing that makes the group stand out from the crowd: instead of falling into the usual clichös of war, sex, muscle and hate, Proceed sport intelligent lyrics, designed to make the listener ponder their message. They effectively meld the driving, unrestricted power of the old school with the aggression of modern Electro, resulting in music that is bound to please both fans of Nitzer Ebb and Hocico. Produced by the cunning hands of Pontus Stahlberg (of Spetsnaz-fame), ?Neusprache? is an intelligent electronic assault that will work on the dance floor and in your head: music for your brains and your feet. This is the breath of fresh air that the classic EBM needed ? you can sum it up in one, easy sentence: ?I have seen the future of Electronic Body Music? and its name is Proceed!?



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