CD REVIEW: Elektronika - "Night & Day - 2 Disc Set"
By Ian Fford - 07/02/04 – 10:30 AM EST
I've been listening to Elektronika's Night & Day album, a two cd set,
for over a month. Its been difficult to write a review befitting this
work because they are notably very diverse in their expressions, both
musically and lyrically, and the production on this album is nothing
short of excellent.
Disc One is geared quite a bit more towards an ambient and
introspective feel, with only a couple of up-tempo selections, and Disc
Two holds most of the dance hits. There is diversity within
continuity as the arrangement of each disc flows extremely well. Just
when you think its time for a change of energy or style, one comes
along, surprising and engaging the listener.
I believe this album will thrive in the world of Dark wave, I also
believe that it can catch the ear of worldwide peripheral listeners, despite
the humble doubts of Dawn Wood (vocals, lyrics, samples). Elektronika
has apparently taken elements from many styles of music, translated
them to the underground scene, added their own distinctiveness and
created something both unique and broadly appealing.
My favorite tracks are: Liquid Lies, Gloss, Higher, Bleed, Vampire,
Meant to Be, Angel and Falling Over You, but not necessarily in that
order. There's much more to love about this album, both for the home
listener and the clubbing types. You can preview & purchase their work
Albion/Batcave Nightclub, New York City