Code 64 - Masquerade
Synthpop, Futurepop Not a long time have passed since Code 64 released their third album 'Trialogue', but they are already back with a new single release called 'Masquerade'.

'Masquerade' was one of the best tracks of the album and I'm glad that it gets its own release. This is catchy synthpop of the old era and there's no sign of Code 64's new more techno inspired sound. In this radio version, the cute child singing is also gone, so I guess this version is preferred at not only radios, but also for all the DJ's out there.

The B-side of this single is the track "Rebirth" which has a lot more motion to it. It is a true techno pop tune that would easily be one of the best tracks of the album. Why it was not on the album? I guess we will never know. Great danceable stuff from Code 64 is all I care about.

There's also three remixes on this single, two of "Masquerade" and one of "Rebirth". KC Killjoy's take on "Masquerade" is pretty alright, a little bit faster, a little bit more club oriented. Virez version of "Rebirth" is a dance ambient kind of thing, but for me, it just makes it a bit dull and removes most of the attractive parts of the original track. Last one is Code 64's own remix of "Masquerade" in an old school EBM beat a la Autodafeh. Unfortunately this doesn't work at all, feels like things are a bit off beat somehow.

I would not buy this single just for the sake of the remixes, but "Masquerade" is a great track and the B-side "Rebirth" is just amazing, so it is still worth checking out.
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Code 64 - Masquerade

Not a long time have passed since Code 64 released their third album 'Trialogue', but they are already back with a new single release called 'Masquerade'.

'Masquerade' was one of the best tracks of the album and I'm glad that it gets its own release. This is catchy synthpop of the old era and there's no sign of Code 64's new more techno inspired sound. In this radio version, the cute child singing is also gone, so I guess this version is preferred at not only radios, but also for all the DJ's out there.

The B-side of this single is the track "Rebirth" which has a lot more motion to it. It is a true techno pop tune that would easily be one of the best tracks of the album. Why it was not on the album? I guess we will never know. Great danceable stuff from Code 64 is all I care about.

There's also three remixes on this single, two of "Masquerade" and one of "Rebirth". KC Killjoy's take on "Masquerade" is pretty alright, a little bit faster, a little bit more club oriented. Virez version of "Rebirth" is a dance ambient kind of thing, but for me, it just makes it a bit dull and removes most of the attractive parts of the original track. Last one is Code 64's own remix of "Masquerade" in an old school EBM beat a la Autodafeh. Unfortunately this doesn't work at all, feels like things are a bit off beat somehow.

I would not buy this single just for the sake of the remixes, but "Masquerade" is a great track and the B-side "Rebirth" is just amazing, so it is still worth checking out.
Sep 23 2010

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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