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This review is from: Dance (Audio CD)
This album really deviated musically from previous Numa-work when it was released. Numan had made a musical Numa-turn and entered into the scene of New romantics, a scene that he in fact despised. The album sound had now lent much of its basic tones from Japan but made them a lot more dynamic, powerful, deeper, mysterious and a lot darker. From this viewpoint the album explains itself logically since this is not an homage to romance. Instead it takes us to further investigate a reverse complicated situation of manly sexual slavery and womens power.
Yes, but this is Numan of course.
Digging deeper into the lyrics and music we find them brilliantly tuning into his inner cosmos and to his own relational frustrations in an objective setting. Like a drama in a theater. And the frustrated drama is beautifully choreographed all the way, in lyrics and in music and in disposition. It is the flip-side of New romantics.
So,seat yourself comfortably, dim the lights and tune up the volume and the play can begin right in front of you.
I am waiting for this album to make the real scene one day.