Code>Indigo, Uforia (CD, 59:09); ADML - AD23CD, 1999 A.D. Music, 5 Albion Road, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1LQ, ENGLAND. Telephone/Fax +44 (0) 1986 894712 email firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site http//www.admusiconline.com From the world of British electronica comes Code>Indigo's Uforia. The spelling of the album title reveals the group's seeming preoccupation with alien intelligence and apocalyptic, futuristic themes. Cryptic spoken word passages recur throughout the hour-long program, as do echo-laden wordless vocals and sustainy synth patches and arpeggios. The group might set up a texture without a pulse for as long as four minutes, and then drop a drum groove in suddenly, to great effect. The grooves that anchor "The Call," "Stars," and "Uforia" are pretty hip. The sequenced opening of "SyncGate" suggests Discipline-era King Crimson, and the live, bluesy guitar heard in "The Call" and "Fallen" sounds a bit like David Gilmour, calling Pink Floyd's atmospherics to mind. There's also some live saxophone in "Uforia," another touch of Floyd. I could do without the cheesy Gregorian chants laced throughout "The Call." It's been done before. Overall, the album is a little monochromatic. The group digs into the same bag of tricks on each track. Still, there are some funky beats and nice textures, and the recording quality is excellent. ~ David R. Adler
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