Neuropa - Plastique People
Synthpop Australian Neuropa is back with their 6th studio album after soon 15 years since their first release back in 1997. This version I have is called the German Edition and includes 3 remixes part from the 13 original tracks.

A fellow reviewer wrote that the title track was boring, and honestly enough, the first listen through I though 'Plastique People' was silly. But after listening to the album over and over again while working, I found myself liking it more and more to the point where I wanted to shake my behind in mysterious ways to this modern retro synthpop tune (of course keeping the mysterious butt moving in secret, bosses don't like silly butt movement). Don't let it get close to you, because it's highly addictive and very contagious. Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night with low blood sugar levels (diabetic) and while scrambling together something to eat, guess what (god damn) track came to mind at 03:40 while I was about to try to avoid doing some dying. You guessed it.

Even though none of the other tracks stick as much as the opening track, it's still a cascade of 80's synthpop with both more danceable and darker tracks, as well as more happy and poppy ones. Memorable tracks like the poppy "Renaissance", the harder "Das Beat Industrialle", the slower "Concrete Fields", the darker "Save us" and the hit-like track "In the Silence" will keep you come back for more.

'Plastique People' is filled with great melodies and memorable texts and choruses. Some tracks might slip you by while listening, but their long experience helps them out to create what is a solid retro synthpop in an overexploited genre. Kudos!
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Brutal Resonance

Neuropa - Plastique People

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Conzoom Records
Australian Neuropa is back with their 6th studio album after soon 15 years since their first release back in 1997. This version I have is called the German Edition and includes 3 remixes part from the 13 original tracks.

A fellow reviewer wrote that the title track was boring, and honestly enough, the first listen through I though 'Plastique People' was silly. But after listening to the album over and over again while working, I found myself liking it more and more to the point where I wanted to shake my behind in mysterious ways to this modern retro synthpop tune (of course keeping the mysterious butt moving in secret, bosses don't like silly butt movement). Don't let it get close to you, because it's highly addictive and very contagious. Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night with low blood sugar levels (diabetic) and while scrambling together something to eat, guess what (god damn) track came to mind at 03:40 while I was about to try to avoid doing some dying. You guessed it.

Even though none of the other tracks stick as much as the opening track, it's still a cascade of 80's synthpop with both more danceable and darker tracks, as well as more happy and poppy ones. Memorable tracks like the poppy "Renaissance", the harder "Das Beat Industrialle", the slower "Concrete Fields", the darker "Save us" and the hit-like track "In the Silence" will keep you come back for more.

'Plastique People' is filled with great melodies and memorable texts and choruses. Some tracks might slip you by while listening, but their long experience helps them out to create what is a solid retro synthpop in an overexploited genre. Kudos!
Nov 04 2011

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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