'IC 434, a horsehead in a faraway galaxy, has finally released another spark of insanity upon us. "Anhedonia" is the new album by this Antwerp-based band.
We had to wait almost 4 years (since "Bacteriate") to hear some new stuff, but our patience is rewarded: it is a real pearl... As usual, Geert keeps us dancing with the great sound of the Korg M1, creating a new dimension in the oldschool sound by putting in some new samples. Add lyrics that DO give a shit (no corny "I love you" or depressed "I wanna die"-stuff, but lyrics about real issues like animal rights or social criticism) and you have a new IC 434-album that makes a difference.
All tracks but one, "The Waiting", make us yearn for a place to dance. Heartbeat raises, the pedal touches metal, the album pumps you up. Standing still is impossible! IC 434... It takes 15 centuries to reach our eyes, but the ears already have approved!!'
9 / 10
Written byPeter DOLPHEN @ www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be