The Fall Of Man
Signal Aout 42
Signal Aout 42
-Keep Your Silence
"Keep Your Silence "
CYFERDYNEs sound should be swiftly and firmly laid to rest by the assured and powerful production of their exceptional second album Keep Your Silence.
Written by the original line-up including Niall, and recorded and produced by the new line-up, Keep Your Silence demonstrates the depth of development in both sound and songwriting one would expect from a second album, straddling the line between satisfying fans of the bands debut Genesys and those seeking something more.
And more it certainly is, in all respects - taking CYFERDYNE into leaner, cleaner and more polished production territory. More commercially-accessible, while still retaining measures of the edge and aggression evident in their earlier material.
A quintessentially British sound reminiscent in parts of MESH or DEPECHE MODE on tracks like Numb and Weak, not merely in terms of vocals but also the plaintive synthpop melodies.
In the more minimal arrangements of Keep Your Silence Steven Houghtons voice has never sounded more vulnerable nor so authoritative now that he is singing solo.
Catchy club classics like album-openers Cables And Codes (the single exception to the GARY NUMAN-esque one-word titles of the rest of the tracklist) and Jigsaw with its nods to DETROIT DIESEL here rub shoulders with the radio-friendly Numb, the perfect-pop of Fracture and the epic Clockwork which embraces sonic elements of NINE INCH NAILS and displays CYFERDYNEs rockier side, also represented in tracks like Glass and "Escape"
More melodic and melancholic than Genesys, Keep Your Silence has an accomplished and assured feel that belies its status as the sophomore outing of a young band still creating a signature sound.
With futuristic post-apocalyptic artwork like Genesys by DWAs lead designer Vlad McNeally, mastering for Keep Your Silence was carried out by million-selling dance music producer Jesse Skeens who numbers the likes of JASON NEVINS and SPOOKY among his extensive client list - at his Medway Studios facility in London.
And for those of you still favouring the feel of physical product over the ephemeral nature of a download, the CD-version of Keep Your Silence comes with 3 bonus tracks remixes from no less than this years Saturday night headliner for the DWA-sponsored Resistanz Festival ASSEMBLAGE 23, last years Saturday night headliner AESTHETIC PERFECTION and a brutal beatdown from PHOSGORE.
Initial quantities come in 4-panel digipak format, strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.
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