The background: We are not men, we are Burn the Negative. Or something. This Carlisle four-piece, who formed in — out of drums and wires and the remnants of robots, possibly — escape accusations that they're just another generic electronica act by virtue of their wealth of impressively melodic material, much of it pleasingly wry, heavy on the meta and full of nice little intertextual allusions to hipster scenesters they've got an acerbic ditty called Camden that satirises cool kids quite convincingly and is actually really funny and, well, Secret Garden - Burn The Negative - In The Atmosphere: Special Edition synth-pop milieu in which they operate.
Let's have a look, shall we? Track two, Low, shares its title with the first album in Bowie's so-called "Berlin trilogy". It's presumably less than coincidental that Secret Garden recalls the title of Eurythmics' Conny Plank-produced debut album, In the Garden. Hero in Tokyo is a nod to Life in Tokyo by their heroes Japan.
Travelogue sounds, let's be honest, a teensy Sonntag Früh - Wolfgang Ziegler - Wir Gehören Zusammen like the title of the Human League's second album hint: it was Travelogue. And on Only for Tonight, there are references to "neon glow" that wouldn't sound out of place on, say, a Kraftwerk song.
And so on and on and on, along the autobahn, down the trans-Europe express, through the hall of mirrors, past the showroom dummies, via the electric cafe, into the metropolis The buzz: "It's a unique concoction of energetic trashy disco blended with electro beats, new romantic rhythms and the spirit of 70s punk, 80s rock and 90s Secret Garden - Burn The Negative - In The Atmosphere: Special Edition.
The truth: It's derivative as hell — Richard Hell, probably — but In the Atmosphere is as consistently entertaining as anything the Killers have ever done.
Most likely to: Decide we're living in a computer world some time in, ooh, Least likely to: Encourage Japan to reform — David Sylvian left art-disco behind yonks ago. Plus, he and Karn fell out over a woman. Their debut album In the Atmosphere is released on 27 April. Links: www. Hometown: Carlisle. Topics Pop and rock New band of the week. Dance music features. Reuse this content. Most popular.
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