Code 64 - Stasis
Synthpop, Futurepop Swedish Code 64 is finally back after a long period of silence. During that period they managed to switch singer, changed label to Progress Production and actually change their sound a bit. Most of the earlier Futurepop sound is gone and is instead replaced with a much more techno and dance inspired musical front line. It's also quite the change with the vocals. Bjorn has a much more nasal way of singing and with the effects it almost sounds female sometimes.

So what about the new digital only released single 'Stasis'? Well, it's quite clear that you have to change your view of what Code 64 is to you. They will surely continue to use the old material from their live shows, but as far as new material, it?s pretty distant from the prior releases. "Stasis" is a cute and danceable tune with a very easy going sound, perhaps almost too easy going for me that it tends to be a little too radio friendly. Still, the refrain is great and hard to ignore, you WILL have this song fully integrated with your head.

The B-side of this single is called "Game Over" and it's a bit heavier, but still with very techno inspired sound. It does not have the same strong refrain as "Stasis" does and will probably be less remembered in that way, still, this is a good track for the dance floors.

There's also three remixes of "Stasis" on this single. I would prefer if one of them where a remix of "Game Over" instead, since it tends to be a bit far stretched. My favourite remix is "Code 64's Dreamscape Version" that has a very different sound from the original and therefore sticks out a bit from the other remixes.

It's a good single release, it's just not great. I'm curious to see what Code 64 will come up with for the coming full length album.
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Code 64 - Stasis

Swedish Code 64 is finally back after a long period of silence. During that period they managed to switch singer, changed label to Progress Production and actually change their sound a bit. Most of the earlier Futurepop sound is gone and is instead replaced with a much more techno and dance inspired musical front line. It's also quite the change with the vocals. Bjorn has a much more nasal way of singing and with the effects it almost sounds female sometimes.

So what about the new digital only released single 'Stasis'? Well, it's quite clear that you have to change your view of what Code 64 is to you. They will surely continue to use the old material from their live shows, but as far as new material, it?s pretty distant from the prior releases. "Stasis" is a cute and danceable tune with a very easy going sound, perhaps almost too easy going for me that it tends to be a little too radio friendly. Still, the refrain is great and hard to ignore, you WILL have this song fully integrated with your head.

The B-side of this single is called "Game Over" and it's a bit heavier, but still with very techno inspired sound. It does not have the same strong refrain as "Stasis" does and will probably be less remembered in that way, still, this is a good track for the dance floors.

There's also three remixes of "Stasis" on this single. I would prefer if one of them where a remix of "Game Over" instead, since it tends to be a bit far stretched. My favourite remix is "Code 64's Dreamscape Version" that has a very different sound from the original and therefore sticks out a bit from the other remixes.

It's a good single release, it's just not great. I'm curious to see what Code 64 will come up with for the coming full length album.
Apr 14 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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