VNV Nation - Matter + Form
Futurepop The next coming release from VNV Nation after the album 'Futureperfect' have been very longed for in my eyes and ears. 'Futureperfect' is absolutely one of my favourite albums and according to the best the band have produced during their active years since the beginning of the 90's.

After listening to the album, in this writing moment, about 30 times I have still some trouble to make up my mind of what I think about this album. The first time I heard it I was very disappointed and had a hard time to appreciate any track at all. But I gave it a shot and I think I have come more to terms with it by now. Still I stand my ground in the question that 'Matter+Form' is probably the weakest release we have seen during this bands golden era.

The tracks "Chrome", "Arena", "Perpetual", "Homeward" and the floor killer "Entropy" becomes my favourites together with the instrumental track "Lightwave". Still I think that the success with "Electronout" have gotten to the gentlemen's heads a little bit with the all the effort on instrumental tracks like "Colours of Rain", "Strata", "Interceptor" and earlier mentioned "Lightwave", which is the best one of them. Still the last mentioned tracks don't have any power and it's very easy to just press the "forward button" over and over again, before you fall asleep as you stand.

The design is although probably the best design ever to leave this band presses with its silver, retro design. Nice, easy and stylish.

Maybe I had too much expectation, but still I stand here disappointed and again longing for the next release.

This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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VNV Nation - Matter + Form

The next coming release from VNV Nation after the album 'Futureperfect' have been very longed for in my eyes and ears. 'Futureperfect' is absolutely one of my favourite albums and according to the best the band have produced during their active years since the beginning of the 90's.

After listening to the album, in this writing moment, about 30 times I have still some trouble to make up my mind of what I think about this album. The first time I heard it I was very disappointed and had a hard time to appreciate any track at all. But I gave it a shot and I think I have come more to terms with it by now. Still I stand my ground in the question that 'Matter+Form' is probably the weakest release we have seen during this bands golden era.

The tracks "Chrome", "Arena", "Perpetual", "Homeward" and the floor killer "Entropy" becomes my favourites together with the instrumental track "Lightwave". Still I think that the success with "Electronout" have gotten to the gentlemen's heads a little bit with the all the effort on instrumental tracks like "Colours of Rain", "Strata", "Interceptor" and earlier mentioned "Lightwave", which is the best one of them. Still the last mentioned tracks don't have any power and it's very easy to just press the "forward button" over and over again, before you fall asleep as you stand.

The design is although probably the best design ever to leave this band presses with its silver, retro design. Nice, easy and stylish.

Maybe I had too much expectation, but still I stand here disappointed and again longing for the next release.

This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2005

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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