And One - Tanzomat
EBM, Futurepop Usually, we at Brutal Resonance, get loads of crap sent our way when we do not like something that the rest of the world seems to cherish. Therefore I must say it is a bit strange position to actually like something a lot that other magazines have given low ratings.

I really enjoyed And One's 'Bodypop' album which I think is a perfect blend between old school EBM sounds in an modern electro pop manner. 'Tanzomat' continues in that soft and laid back approach. If you compare the newer albums to their first ones, they have found a much more mature way to wander and I think it suits them perfectly. The sounds are perfectly engineered to exact positions for maximum effectiveness, much like the engineering of a German car. 20 years of music production experience compressed into an album. By now, they know what to do and how to do it.

The days of "Metallhammer" and "Technoman" are probably over. I can't say that I will miss them either to be honest. In this new era we instead enjoy great tracks like "Save The Hate", "Shinging Star", "Only In Your Dreams", amazing and joyful "Seven" and "Sex Drive", the softer "The Aim Is In Your Head" and "Playing Dead". I even love "Dancing In The Factory", despite the Depeche Mode rip off intro to the track.

I'm curious to see what And One is able to do without Out of Line. I think only this change will work to their advantage. Nevertheless, I still bless this moment in time and without any need to look back.
4
Brutal Resonance

And One - Tanzomat

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Out of Line
Usually, we at Brutal Resonance, get loads of crap sent our way when we do not like something that the rest of the world seems to cherish. Therefore I must say it is a bit strange position to actually like something a lot that other magazines have given low ratings.

I really enjoyed And One's 'Bodypop' album which I think is a perfect blend between old school EBM sounds in an modern electro pop manner. 'Tanzomat' continues in that soft and laid back approach. If you compare the newer albums to their first ones, they have found a much more mature way to wander and I think it suits them perfectly. The sounds are perfectly engineered to exact positions for maximum effectiveness, much like the engineering of a German car. 20 years of music production experience compressed into an album. By now, they know what to do and how to do it.

The days of "Metallhammer" and "Technoman" are probably over. I can't say that I will miss them either to be honest. In this new era we instead enjoy great tracks like "Save The Hate", "Shinging Star", "Only In Your Dreams", amazing and joyful "Seven" and "Sex Drive", the softer "The Aim Is In Your Head" and "Playing Dead". I even love "Dancing In The Factory", despite the Depeche Mode rip off intro to the track.

I'm curious to see what And One is able to do without Out of Line. I think only this change will work to their advantage. Nevertheless, I still bless this moment in time and without any need to look back.
Mar 30 2011

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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