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Memory Systems / As Placement for the Collectiv
Album:As Placement for the Collectiv Collection:General
Artist:Memory Systems Added:05/2003
Label:Form Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-07-28 Pull Date:2003-09-29 
Week Ending:24 Aug17 Aug10 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 28, 2005:charlotte's miscellany
Mathematical Truth Sign
4.Aug 10, 2003:To the Moon
Spirits in the Material Word
2.Dec 08, 2004:charlotte's miscellany
Mathematical Truth Sign
5.Aug 07, 2003:Lost In Space
Easily Distracted By Shiney
3.Aug 20, 2003:Bite and Hide
6.Aug 07, 2003:Off the Path

Album Review
Kareem Ghanem
Reviewed 2003-07-28 
Hmm. I can be a bit ignorant about these kinds of things, but I was a bit underwhelmed by this one. Memory Systems is a man and woman doing the “nu-electro” thing, which may remind you (no pun intended) of Adult., except that this CD gets boring quick. It may have just taken me a longer time to get sick of this, but I really am. The songs are loosely arranged around themes of technology, media, isolation, same as many of Adult.’s songs, and yet these just sound tired. To be honest though, it wouldn’t sound as bad if the station hadn’t gotten tons of this stuff recently. Listen for yourself though.

1 Creepy evil witch vocals and bubbly synths.
2 Danceable synths, but the vocals are grating.
3 A bit of a harsher sound, but again, it’s the vocals that get to me: sugary, but in a totally ironic, “detached” way.
4 Cheap synth that sounds like something straight out of a bad dance comp they’d advertise on late-night TV.
5 Vocoded vocals and sort of fuzzy beat.
6 Instrumental, making it a bit more tolerable than the others.
7 Another instrumental. This belongs in a video game.
8 Tricky, stuttery synth, but the same obnoxious vocals rear their head.

Track Listing
1.Invasion 5.Spirits in the Material Word
2.Invisable Love 6.Easily Distracted By Shiney
3.Mathematical Truth Sign 7.Infidel Shopper
4.Demographics of Consensus 8.1+1+1=3