NCC is quite an original band that mix a lot of different genres
of electronic music on this album. They put the variety within the songs
themselves as opposed to just including a different type of song from
one track to the next.
Thereís definitely a lot of variety included here with things coming and
going in different directions constantly. You really donít know what the
band is going to throw at you next. Itís quite refreshing to hear an album
as creative as this one. There are so many different moods and emotions
bombarding you every step of the way throughout this entire disc. Sometimes
things are fast and furious, but then they turn slow and melodic. This is
definitely a roller coaster ride of various images and sounds.
Dark sci-fi electronic programming is mixed with haunting synthscapes, bass
beats and male vocals that are sometimes clean and sometimes altered.
Thereís even beautiful female chanting blended into the music from time to
Whatís most impressive about this band is their ability to blend elements of
angry and aggressive electro-industrial with clubfloor EBM with experimental
with dark ambient all in one song and make it work. These songs never come
off as straight forward or structured. They take you all over the place
never allowing you to know what direction they are going to take you in
next. You just have to hang on and enjoy the ride.
Itís nice to finally hear a band such as NCC realize the true potential they
have in making electronic music. They really seem like a band that wants to
entertain their listener on a personal level. Their music is the type that
is especially enjoyed on headphones.
When itís stated that this CD took 2 1/2 years to create, I believe it. The
ideas included here would obviously take a lot of time to execute as
flawlessly as theyíre done on this recording.
While there are a lot more popular and uninteresting experimental electronic
acts out there thinking that they are being clever and creative by combining
a bunch of noisy sounds together; NCC takes the experimental concept in the
right direction by actually making music that is entertaining and engrossing
as well as catchy at times. Do not miss this amazing CD.