Label: Sudbeat - SBCD003 • Series: Sudbeats - 3 • Format: 2x, CD Mixed CD CD-ROM, Compilation MP3, 320 kbps • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic • Style: Progressive House, Deep House, Tech House, Techno
With longtime collaborator Roy Thomas Baker behind the boards, the band decamped to the Power Station in New York City Panorama - Various - Sudbeats III began working on a set of songs that were a little less poppy, both structurally and sonically. While the studio wasn't to their liking and they went back to the scene of Candy-O in California, they didn't forsake the more experimental aspects they had begun adding.
Lead-off track "Panorama" features vocoder providing backing vocals, burbling synth sounds, Forever On My Mind - Whigfield - Whigfield II a song that's more about creating a mood of unease than it is knocking the listener over the head with a big, shiny hook, which had been their M. That they follow that with the lead single and catchiest song "Touch and Go" shows that the band wasn't quite ready to forsake the pop side of the fence.
The pumping synths, stuttering rhythms, and a painfully needy vocal from Ric Ocasek give way to some wonderfully corny cowboy-style guitar picking and a swooning chorus that was the equal of anything they'd done to that point. The rest of the album mostly sticks to catchy new wave pop with the occasional weird synth here and odd texture Get Out of Denver - Bob Seger - Seven (8-Track Cartridge, Album). Tracks like the moody "Don't Tell Me No," the jumpy Ben Orr -sung "Down Boys," or "Running to You" could Subways - Bojan Z* - Soul Shelter easily fit in on either of their first two albums; the slightly less immediate songs "Misfit Kid," "Getting Through" are still fine modern rockers that any second-string band on a major-label would have been glad to call their best effort, and the nocturnal ballad "You Wear Those Eyes" is a lovely precursor to "Drive.
The production, too, is just as striking as it is on previous efforts, as are the performances. Put it all together and it's difficult to understand why some people consider Panorama a weak link in the band's otherwise stellar early career.
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