(Sony BMG , 2009.)
Because the fact that last Apoptygma Berek studio album came out three years ago, we could expect that expected album “Rocket Science” will be real treat for electro-pop production lovers. “Rocket Science” is, as it is expected from Apoptygma Berzek, well produced album whose prediction are high positions on commercial charts. On the other hand, Apoptygma Berzek, lead by charismatic Stephan Groth is the best segment of dark electronic scene mainstream alike. This way they introduce themselfes with album “Rocket Science” that brings 14 new songs, and follows steps of their latest album “You and me against te World”, which brought many hybrid-hits, songs that came in usual radio program, but in the same time they integred the center of the scene and electro clubs around Europe. First songs that will catch your thoughts is “Apollo (Live On Your TV) which almost continues synth line “You Keep Me From Breaking Apart”, from 2006. noticed album. On the other hand, Stephan Groth combinates incredibly trance sound which will with no doubt go well on club scene, and among them there is song “Incompatible”, worked out like the whole album, totally in details. One of songs wich will be talked about is “Black vs. White”, so because of well dosed music theme, which gets two elements together, alternative electro dark and commercial pop, so as because of guest Amanda Palmer, most famous of hers part in Dresden Dolls.
Although fans of classic EBM sound will get disappointed in album “Rocket Science”, which continues the turn band made with “You and me against the world”, this album will definitely be a concurrent in categories for best technical industrial/electro album.
“Rocket Science” is a great combination of mainstream, indie rock oriental and traditional electro synthpop sound so as EBM where Apopygma Berzek pulls its roots, since the album “7″ from 1996.
And whatever old and new sound lovers may say, Apoptygma Berzek and Stephan Groth with “Rocket Science” deserve word of most quality “future pop” artist.
Recenzija: Ivana Sataić