System - Circle of Infinite Radius
Synthpop Sweden's answer to Kraftwerk, System, is back with their fourth album called 'Circle of Infinite Radius'. Last material I heard from System was their 2006 album 'Sample and Hold' which was also their first release on Progress Productions.

During the five year time span between the two albums, System has improved. The melodies are great, the vocals cuter and the overall structure is more compelling. Still, I am missing not more force or push, because that is not what this music is intended for, more immersive I guess. Mind.in.a.box is a great example for making very immersive, describing and story telling soundscapes. Still, I feel that System is moving in that, and therefore also the right, direction. Herr A and Herr B have true potential for greatness.

My favourite tracks are "For You", "Inheritance", "The Beginning is the End", "Common Sence", "In Your Heart", "Adept and Overcome" and not least, "You or Me (Nemesis)" with its amazing melody.

This is one of those albums I would like to give a 7.5, I really have a hard time to make up my mind. Even though it finally comes down to a 7 this time, I'm quite sure System got a 8 coming up for their next release if they keep the progress intact.
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System - Circle of Infinite Radius

Sweden's answer to Kraftwerk, System, is back with their fourth album called 'Circle of Infinite Radius'. Last material I heard from System was their 2006 album 'Sample and Hold' which was also their first release on Progress Productions.

During the five year time span between the two albums, System has improved. The melodies are great, the vocals cuter and the overall structure is more compelling. Still, I am missing not more force or push, because that is not what this music is intended for, more immersive I guess. Mind.in.a.box is a great example for making very immersive, describing and story telling soundscapes. Still, I feel that System is moving in that, and therefore also the right, direction. Herr A and Herr B have true potential for greatness.

My favourite tracks are "For You", "Inheritance", "The Beginning is the End", "Common Sence", "In Your Heart", "Adept and Overcome" and not least, "You or Me (Nemesis)" with its amazing melody.

This is one of those albums I would like to give a 7.5, I really have a hard time to make up my mind. Even though it finally comes down to a 7 this time, I'm quite sure System got a 8 coming up for their next release if they keep the progress intact.
Jan 19 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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