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To The Bone reviews The Electric Haze

To The Bone - October 18th, 2001

by M. W. Siereveld

On their new CD “The Electric Haze”, Dead Poets Society manages sounding like your favorite music from the recent past while having their feet planted firmly in the future of electronic music. Mixing manual instrument manipulation with computer generated loops, each title morphs and mutates into a cross hybridization of familiar and totally new sounds. Complex beats and crisp synthetics juxtaposed with gothic rock and exotic sounds augment songs that begin with lush ambient atmospheres. Tracks sounding like sweeping cinematic scores turn into music hard enough to bruise the dance floor. A gene splicing of New Order, BIGOD20 and Future Sounds of London might sound something like Dead Poets Society. While the title track “The Electric Haze” and “The Portal” are outstanding examples of their sound, the Martin Dennyesque “I Dream of Japan” is pure exotica and shows this bands range and hints at surprises yet to come.


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