Colony 5 - Plastic World
Futurepop Colony 5 delivers a small sample of what to expect from their next full-length 'Fixed' which will be released the 18th of April next year. The title track "Plastic World" is represented in two separate versions on this single, one radio version by Håkan Lidbo which is most famous of his collaboration with Sophie Rimheden and their cover "Shout", but Colony 5 also gives us a "Single Edit" of the track. Even though the tracks is not that different from each other, I still think the "Single Edit" is a little bit better since Håkan's version with its blippy details takes away some of the feeling that Colony 5 have created for themselves.

When the B-side "A Test" present its first tunes a smile grows on my lips. The track is still very much in the futurepop genre, but the band have added some heaviness behind this fabrication and it isn't strange that you start to think about more modern EBM like Neuroticfish even though the chorus is way to poppy.

This fiesta finishes off with "Heta Nätter" ("Hot Nights" eng. trans.) which can't be anything but a ovation for our earlier Swedish acts like Lustans Lakejer, Page, Sista Mannen På Jorden and such. A fun combination, but I would still prefer if Colony 5 stick to singing in English from here on.

This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Brutal Resonance

Colony 5 - Plastic World

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2005 by Memento Materia
Colony 5 delivers a small sample of what to expect from their next full-length 'Fixed' which will be released the 18th of April next year. The title track "Plastic World" is represented in two separate versions on this single, one radio version by Håkan Lidbo which is most famous of his collaboration with Sophie Rimheden and their cover "Shout", but Colony 5 also gives us a "Single Edit" of the track. Even though the tracks is not that different from each other, I still think the "Single Edit" is a little bit better since Håkan's version with its blippy details takes away some of the feeling that Colony 5 have created for themselves.

When the B-side "A Test" present its first tunes a smile grows on my lips. The track is still very much in the futurepop genre, but the band have added some heaviness behind this fabrication and it isn't strange that you start to think about more modern EBM like Neuroticfish even though the chorus is way to poppy.

This fiesta finishes off with "Heta Nätter" ("Hot Nights" eng. trans.) which can't be anything but a ovation for our earlier Swedish acts like Lustans Lakejer, Page, Sista Mannen På Jorden and such. A fun combination, but I would still prefer if Colony 5 stick to singing in English from here on.

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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