Strand, The – In the Trench

Electro formation from Arizona, consting of Dave Strand (vocals, engineering, songwriting) and Kimberly Brown (female vocals). This cd (I think their first) was released by themselves in 2000. Ten tracks, whose titles like ‘chicks suck’ or ‘i hate my f***ing job’ predict the worst, but the music isn’t that bad. The complex beats, deep basslines and technoid sounds are rather good, a few songs have the potential to do well on the dancefloor. The combination of a screaming male voice and a more subtle female one also works well. Despite the modern sounds, at times you have to think of classics like Numb or Nitzer Ebb. Not a ground-breaking album, but The Strand definately shows talent here.

artist: Strand, The
label: self-released