Alaska Highway - Attitudes of a Difficult Mind
Electro, Synthpop Alaska Highway is probably the most impressive I've heard within the dark synthpop genre for a long time, even though the band musically sometimes is slower than a couple in love at in Paris a summer evening. Still I fell in love with many of the tracks that are on this debut album.

Gloomy, danceable synthpop with some inlays of industrial makes it easy to draw parallels to VNV Nation, even though it's not completely fair to compare the two. A heavier De/Vision is probably more correct. Anthony and Moose have anyway done a great job and you notice really fast with the first track "Weep With Me". Even though I think the instrumental tracks "Intelligence War" and "Radio Prague" pull the mood down it doesn't make any difference since the bring us songs like "Butterfly In A Glass Jar", "Who Can You", "Fatal Resistance", "Even Angels Have To Die" and absolutely amazing "Hell Bound Heart". With songs like that it's hard to fail and then I haven't mentioned all my favourites on this album.

Beautiful and wonderful.

This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Alaska Highway - Attitudes of a Difficult Mind

Alaska Highway is probably the most impressive I've heard within the dark synthpop genre for a long time, even though the band musically sometimes is slower than a couple in love at in Paris a summer evening. Still I fell in love with many of the tracks that are on this debut album.

Gloomy, danceable synthpop with some inlays of industrial makes it easy to draw parallels to VNV Nation, even though it's not completely fair to compare the two. A heavier De/Vision is probably more correct. Anthony and Moose have anyway done a great job and you notice really fast with the first track "Weep With Me". Even though I think the instrumental tracks "Intelligence War" and "Radio Prague" pull the mood down it doesn't make any difference since the bring us songs like "Butterfly In A Glass Jar", "Who Can You", "Fatal Resistance", "Even Angels Have To Die" and absolutely amazing "Hell Bound Heart". With songs like that it's hard to fail and then I haven't mentioned all my favourites on this album.

Beautiful and wonderful.

This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2005

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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