tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

22/03/2019 : NEON ELECTRONICS - Apollo

NEON ELECTRONICS

Apollo

MusicCD
IndustrialSynth WaveSynthpopTechno

[90/100]   

Wool-E Discs
22/03/2019, Kevin BURKE

Marking twenty-years since their first release, Neon Electronics are firing on all cylinders and releasing a new long-player on April 12th, the sublime and transcendent Apollo. What once was a side-project of singer and guitarist Dirk Da Davo, has now become his main focus. Flanked by Pieter-Jan Theunis and Glenn Keteleerand, the Belgian-power trio deliver a passionate exploration, crossing ambient techno-grooves with colossal experimentation.



There is no sell-out moment on Apollo, this an album propelled by personal messages of hope, steering clear of the romantic, dry moments. This ten-track revelation opens with “El Barranco”, a shoegazing seminal track of snapping drums and melodic bass. The song nails perfectly the intention and direction of Da Davo, dystopian and dramatic as the electronic phasing builds a surreal, paranoid tension.

“Follow Your Dreams” ignites with a more modest and minimalist framework, slowly starting to fully open up as the pleasing vocals cry out to the audience with a mission statement, augmented by samples and frantic guitar and bass lines. At times the sound of Apollo may perhaps be anchored in the past, but this release pushes forward, taking the best of synth moments from the eighties and twisting them into the twentieth century.

“Invisible Man” is both industrial fused and melodic, subtle synth and pulsating bass guide the track as Glenn Keteleer‘s vocals are delivered with urgency and humility. Quick-fire beats and heavy sampling herald “Mondriaan”, a wounded-electronic beast which stalks the listener. Helped by assaulting drums which echo throughout, the electronic phases circle the outskirts of the track. Here Neon Electronics go fully into the post-apocalyptic, Orwellian landscape with a fantastic display of painting surreal pictures with electronics.

Neon Electronics are not reinventing the wheel on Apollo, there simply is no need to. What they do, and the sound they capture is done so stylishly that it becomes their own unique brand. This is a release which is stamped with the personal trademark of a band who, although two-decades into their career are really only getting started and showing what they are capable of.



Track List;

1. El Barranco

2. Follow Your Dreams

3. Invisible Man

4. Energy X

5. Mondriaan

6. More

7. Off Da Hook

8. Shizofrenic Freddy

9. Tv Treated

10.Dusty Roads

Co-Produced by DanceDelicD And Wool-E-Discs

Available via;

wool-e-discs.be


NEON ELECTRONICS-

Dirk Da Davo (guitar + vocals)
Glenn Keteleer (electronica + vocals / backing vocals)
Pieter-Jan Theunis (bass guitar)


The release is highlighted with the following live shows:
- 11 April 2019: JH Tijl, Diest (BE) - Diestortion
- 12 April 2019: De Kreun, Kortrijk (BE) - cd Release show + Farewell show Simi Nah
- 13 April 2019: Rockerill, Charleroi (BE) - Happy New Wave
- 31 May 2019: Het Depot (Foyer), Leuven (BE) + Party

Kevin BURKE
22/03/2019


 

Next reviews
ART DIKTATOR • Isola
LADYTRON • Ladytron
DER KLINKE • Decade
ORPHAN GOGGLES/ ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O • Split Single
JAPAN • Cries And Whispers (1983-1991)
DEZ MONA • Book Of Many
DAVID J • Thoughts And Prayers
FRED ABONG • Pulsing Ep
DRAGON WELDING • Dragon Welding
XTC • What Do You Call That Noise?

 

Other reviews from NEON ELECTRONICS
NEON ELECTRONICS • Mondriaan
NEON ELECTRONICS • Ne
NEON ELECTRONICS • 99 To 12
NEON ELECTRONICS • Keylogger

 

Same genre: INDUSTRIAL
BLAC KOLOR • Nephi
AIMAPROJECT • Di AimA Il Segno
GRENDEL • Ascending The Abyss
XTORT • Nothing is real
ACRETONGUE • Ghost Nocturne
HOCICO • Artificial Extinction
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
GROOVENOM • Wir müssen reden
VARIOUS ARTISTS • A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION
DIVE • Live Maschinenfest 2017

 

Same genre: SYNTH WAVE
MORE EPHEMEROL • Obituary Templates
RINGFINGER • Pressure
L'AVENIR • Requiem And Live
STAATSEINDE • Dreiheit
ENZO KREFT • Control
RADERKRAFT • Smart Control
VEIL OF LIGHT • Inflict
LUCKY AND LOVE • Transitions
LADYTRON • Ladytron
ART DIKTATOR • Isola

 

Same genre: SYNTHPOP
FRAGRANCE • Now That I'm Real
ANGEL METRO • DARK DAYS BRIGHT LIGHTS
SEMIOTICS DEPARTMENT OF HETERONYMS • Semiotics Department of Heteronyms
APSURDE • See Me Coming
STORY OFF • Facing Forward
GLAARE • To Deaf and Day
HOCICO, FROZEN AUTUMN, SUFFOCATING MINDS, SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS, T.O.Y., MANOK, STRONG PRODUCT, UNITY ONE • XV Synthetic Snow Festival Moscow
MORTAL VOID • Of shadows and mirrors
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! • Shatter
SALLY DIGE • Holding On

 

Same genre: TECHNO
WE ARE THE WAY FOR THE COSMOS TO KNOW ITSELF • Flashbacks
PLEASURE TIME • Years About Us
LIE DETECTOR • To Fly!
XOSAR • Xymeria
PRESENCE I OF I MIND • Pure
MIRLAND • Greyscale Controller (charity-EP)
FACTORY FLOOR • 25 25
GRANDCHAOS • Memories
CLOCK DVA • Neoteric MiniMax
AUTOGEN • Antigen

Music reviews

31
03
POUPPEE FABRIKK
Armèn
29
03
CHRISTIAN WOLZ
La Fore
28
03
JIMMY SWEENEY
Without You
27
03
FEU FOLLET
Le champ des morts
18
03
MANNEQUIN
From a distance
16
03
OCTOLAB
Mystery Park

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

04
04
14 years ago, Nine Inch Nails released ‘Every Day Is Exactly the Same’.
03
04
On this day, 18 years ago, Frank Tovey / Fad Gadget died at the age of 45.
02
04
41 years of Replicas, unleashed by Gary Numan's Tubeway Army!
01
04
On this day, 23 years ago, Rammstein released Engel!
01
04
On this day, 31 years ago, Front Line Assembly released Gashed Senses & Crossfire!
31
03
Red Zebra releases new single!

Concert reviews

31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

30
03
JOE BOYD
Producer of Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Nico, R.E.M, talks about the years of experience and his coming book.
29
03
AMBER TEASER
We Also Like Putting Some Strange Elements In Pop Music
19
03
DYLAN WITTROCK
'Sometimes I just write characters’ thoughts, like journal entries.'
17
03
PREEMPTIVE STRIKE 0.1
‘I Love The Belgian Scene’
14
03
COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER
‘The Dreams Of Capitalism Are Being Revealed As Smoke And Mirrors...

PHOTOS

13
03
SIGLO XX
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
ROME
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ROSE OF AVALANCHE
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE DANSE SOCIETY
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ARCH
Porta Nigra Aarschot
11
03
FRONT 242
Pulse Namur Isnes
11
03
SHAARGHOT
Pulse Namur Isnes

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

26
04
JOBRIATH
Talent To Burn - The Legend Of Jobriath
29
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: THE SPECIALS, SKA AND TWO TONE
27
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION

VIDEO CLIPS

06
04
AFFET ROBOT
Fırtına
05
04
SELOFAN
Sto Skotadi
04
04
UNKNOWN LAND
CATHEDRAL
03
04
GOLDFRAPP
Strict Machine (Live at Glastonbury) [2017]
02
04
DIE KRUPPS
Chinese Black Die Krupps feat. Jyrki69 (Official Music Video)
02
04
DIESEIN
You
01
04
ILLUMININE
Dear, Eulogy (Live at Sundlaugin Studio)