Code 64 - Accelerate
Synthpop, Futurepop After experiencing multiple eargasms while listening to Code 64's previous album 'Trialogue' released in 2010, I expect no less than a miracle from this Norwegian/Swedish trio. 'Accelerate' is a five track EP that gives a foretaste of their upcoming full length album 'Power Up', which is scheduled for release later this year.

'Accelerate' is a well-produced futurepop EP that recreates the familiar soundscapes of Code 64's previous releases. It also offers a couple of surprises, such as female growling vocals on the title track, and a brilliant techno-flavoured instrumental track.

Both Apoptygma Berzerk/OK Minus and Henrik Bäckström (of Necro Facility) have contributed with remixes. The 80's inspired Apoptygma remix isn't bad, but I did expect it to be a bit more exiting. The fifth and last track is a nicely composed cover of U96's techno classic 'Love Sees No Color'.

Nope, 'Accelerate' doesn't give me goosebumps or make me collapse into a pile of music-induced ecstasy. But it does make me want to put my dancing boots on. Same goes for all tracks on this album - each one of them is sure to set the dance floor in motion.
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Code 64 - Accelerate

After experiencing multiple eargasms while listening to Code 64's previous album 'Trialogue' released in 2010, I expect no less than a miracle from this Norwegian/Swedish trio. 'Accelerate' is a five track EP that gives a foretaste of their upcoming full length album 'Power Up', which is scheduled for release later this year.

'Accelerate' is a well-produced futurepop EP that recreates the familiar soundscapes of Code 64's previous releases. It also offers a couple of surprises, such as female growling vocals on the title track, and a brilliant techno-flavoured instrumental track.

Both Apoptygma Berzerk/OK Minus and Henrik Bäckström (of Necro Facility) have contributed with remixes. The 80's inspired Apoptygma remix isn't bad, but I did expect it to be a bit more exiting. The fifth and last track is a nicely composed cover of U96's techno classic 'Love Sees No Color'.

Nope, 'Accelerate' doesn't give me goosebumps or make me collapse into a pile of music-induced ecstasy. But it does make me want to put my dancing boots on. Same goes for all tracks on this album - each one of them is sure to set the dance floor in motion. Apr 03 2013

Anjeli Lundblad

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