Equilibrium

by Girls Under Glass

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Fundamental reality of the german gothic scene of the eighties/nineties that of Girls Under Glass. The led band by Zaphor (Volker Zacharias), indeed, got distinguished for an elegant and refined style in elaborating the industrial electronic music, gothic rock and synth wave in a not standard context. The re-release of "Equilibrium" by Van Richter Records, seven years after the previous release, is a precious confirmation of the poetry heart of he german guys, especially thanks to an aesthetic intimate pop-oriented approach (in particular in the Depeche Mode-like "Is This The Place" or in the remix of "Wings" of Das Isch), often embraced in ethereal ambient refinements and dark doom phrasings, just shortly troubled by the bright EBM vibration of "Future Assault" (with Eric Burton of Catastrophe Ballet as guest voice) and the glacial electronic of the former of the two untitled ghost tracks. The cover of Kraftwerk added in the end ("Radioaktivitat" is a work of Trauma actually, one of the many side projects of Girls Under Glass, insisting in adopting the minimal charm of the most alienating synths. The female vocals o fthe clever Jenny Kahler (in the little known Obsidian) make the atmospheres of romantic ballads like "Protean Dream" worthy being compared with the work of The Gathering and mates, without seeming as mere imitations. The tribal percussions of "Desire Lasts Forever" (in the appeared version in the e.p. "Frozen" soaked into liquid streams with metal chromes, and the synthetic hammerings of "New World Order" grant the satisfaction of all the fans of the gothic word of middle European matrix, as well as of all the holy lodge of the lovers of the eighties, for what can be considered a vital injection for a band celebrating twenty years of career.

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released May 5, 2006

Zaphor (Volker Zacharias) - vocals and guitars, Axel Ermes - guitars and bass, Hauke Harms - Electronics (live crew Marcus Giltjes -drums, Mark Wheeler and Raj Sen Gupta guitars)

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Van Richter Records was formed in 1993 in San Diego California by long time loyal fans of Industrial Music . Our mission is to develop the careers of the leading Artists in the Industrial music genre. The top priority of Van Richter continues to be "quality not quantity" Our roster includes - Testify, The Fair Sex, Plastic Noise Experience, Sielwolf, Girls Under Glass & Underwater Pilots ... more

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