Music Reviews

Alpha Conspiracy Vs. Low Technicians

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Diffusion

This is an interesting little slab o’ music, to say the least. After the first listen of this one (four songs by each band), I was left with the annoying aftertaste of Depeche Mode’s Music for the Masses. Tons of keyboards and drum machines here, enough to make the head spin… but upon further review, I actually started to see some merit in this album.

I prefer very much the songs of The Alpha Conspiracy; they come off much less contrived and pretentious than Low Technicians’ songs. Other than their haughty manner of making music, though, I can’t really object much to their material either! Both bands play techno-pop in the vein of mid-late ’80s Depeche Mode, with a twist of Homogenic-era Bjork; the music doesn’t sound as dated as that material, but the overall feel is the same. Many of today’s techno bands pump up the B.P.M. to dizzying speeds, and I find that terribly distracting. Both The Alpha Conspiracy and Low Technicians offer up their techno in a relaxed, somewhat laid back manner… very comfortable music.

This CD would work well on a dinner date at your home; the music is pretty sultry and sexy feeling, so it might help in your quest to enter the pantalones of your mate! I can see much of this record being ideal for a party or rave; it’s just not hard or pounding enough.

Fans of techno in general will appreciate this CD. I’m not all that big a fan of techno, but this CD varies enough to keep me interested.

Diffusion Records: http://www.diffusionrecords.com


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