mind.in.a.box - R.E.T.R.O.
Electro, Synthpop 'R.E.T.R.O.' is the latest release from the electro band mind.in.a.box and is quite different from the former releases. As some of you might know mind.in.a.box usually have a red line through all of their tracks on the former albums, almost like a story. I don't know if this is the case on 'R.E.T.R.O.', because like I said, it's very different from former releases.

What makes this album different from the others you might wonder? Well the main difference is that this album is like a tribute to old game music from Commodore 64, a personal home computer that was popular around the 80's. About 60% of the tracks sound like they where taken from a old C-64 game but with better sound and of course a bit more advanced, while still maintaining the melodies and sounds that you would expect one of those old games to have. For instance you got two remakes of the title tracks for the games "Last Ninja" and "Last Ninja 3".

The main problem with about 50% of the tracks are that they are very repetitive and don't consists of any vocals so it's almost like a long loop. Back in the days the track usually were about 1min long and then looped so after 5 min you get a bit bored.

There are mainly two tracks that really stand out and that you recognize the mind.in.a.box sound and those two are the best tracks of the album for sure, mainly cause they are very catchy and melodic with a touch of good old school sounds. The tracks are called "8bit" and "I love 64".

This isn't the best album released by mind.in.a.box but it's still a good release, even if it gets a bit boring in the long run. If you love old school C-64 music and electro, it's definitely worth a pick up.
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mind.in.a.box - R.E.T.R.O.

'R.E.T.R.O.' is the latest release from the electro band mind.in.a.box and is quite different from the former releases. As some of you might know mind.in.a.box usually have a red line through all of their tracks on the former albums, almost like a story. I don't know if this is the case on 'R.E.T.R.O.', because like I said, it's very different from former releases.

What makes this album different from the others you might wonder? Well the main difference is that this album is like a tribute to old game music from Commodore 64, a personal home computer that was popular around the 80's. About 60% of the tracks sound like they where taken from a old C-64 game but with better sound and of course a bit more advanced, while still maintaining the melodies and sounds that you would expect one of those old games to have. For instance you got two remakes of the title tracks for the games "Last Ninja" and "Last Ninja 3".

The main problem with about 50% of the tracks are that they are very repetitive and don't consists of any vocals so it's almost like a long loop. Back in the days the track usually were about 1min long and then looped so after 5 min you get a bit bored.

There are mainly two tracks that really stand out and that you recognize the mind.in.a.box sound and those two are the best tracks of the album for sure, mainly cause they are very catchy and melodic with a touch of good old school sounds. The tracks are called "8bit" and "I love 64".

This isn't the best album released by mind.in.a.box but it's still a good release, even if it gets a bit boring in the long run. If you love old school C-64 music and electro, it's definitely worth a pick up.
Jul 25 2010

Fredrik Croona

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