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God Lives Underwater does not consider themselves an industrial band. Despite the fact that their music shares some sonic components associated with that genre, GLU consider themselves a rock band that handles keyboards. But their newest release on PolyGram records, Life in the So-Called Space Age, demonstrates their eclectic product with strong, synthesized tones sure to label them as an industrial band.
GLU has two prior releases that were more hard-hitting and rock based than Life in the So-Called Space Age. Empty, on American records, earned them a winning single with “All Wrong” as well as four videos. The new album takes a more mellow approach with heavy keyboards and less guitar. GLU sounds industrial, but unlike the monotonous beat of most techno-synth bands, they have style.
GLU’s slower, churning beats and appropriate musical transitions make Life in the So-Called Space Age a good album. The songs are just long enough; GLU doesn’t make the same mistake that many industrial artists do by dragging songs out for eight or ten minutes.
The first single from the new album, “From Your Mouth,” has already gotten some recent airplay, but other solid tunes are “Rearrange” and “Behavior Modification.”
So if you like industrial music, give God Lives Underwater a chance. There are enough good songs on the new album to make it worth it, and they are all under eight minutes. What more could you ask for?
If you like industrial music, give God
Lives Underwater a chance.
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age
Original Date: 1998-03-20