Style: Synthpop, Minimal
Label: Sham Recordings
A2 Monotone DC - You
A3 Monotone DC - Zombies come
A4 Sturm Café - Voodoo sex
A5 Sturm Café - Meistermann
B1 Soundburger - I want more
B2 Soundburger - Flying pollinator
B3 Johannes und der Täufer - Die Jüdin und der junge
B4 Johannes und der Täufer - Berühre mich
B5 Johannes und der Täufer - Denk an den tod
The only band I knew about before is Sturm Café wich has two songs on the album. It seems like the band drifts away from the EBM style towards pop and more funky and danceable beats. Voodoo sex has a slow but very groovy beat. I love the sound of chiming bells that breaks through the analogue soundscape and gives the song it's character. Meistermann is more upbeat with a very catchy melody. Two very nice songs to add to the Sturm Café catalogue.
Monotone DC is a very interesting projekt from Dan Melin and Curt Östlund. As with all the bands on this compilation it seems like the influences stems from the electronic music of the 80's. With Monotone DC I belive that Depeche Mode is an especially important influence. All three tracks from the band are really strong and sound great. The slower track Zombies come is my personal favorite for the whole record.
Soundburger is Per Thorsell and Mats Wigerdal. Mats have done great music for a along time and were a member in Ubangi, Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons and Oven and Stove. I belive that Per has been a guitarist in Robert Johnson and Punchrunks. This is maybee the most original projekt on the record and makes me think about band such as DEVO and even B-52's. Flying pollinator is my favorite song from the band.
Johannes und der Täufer makes the same move as Sturm Café and sings in german. The band is Jonathan Eklund and Niklas Edvall. They are influnced by the neue deutsche welle (the german new wave scene) and has a very cool and old school sound with a bit of punky attitude. The song Berühre mich is a favorite and impossible to sit still to. Would love to hear this track on the dance floor or performed live.
3D Pop is such a cool record in so many ways. The most important thing is that the music is awesome and sounds great. It's also a bit nerdy and cool with a 3D cover with oldschool 3D-glasses. As a collector it's also nice with the limitied edition of only 135 copies. The downside is that this great music might not reach the broad audince it deserves.
You better hurry if you like your own copy.
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