V/A:Dependence (next level electronics volume 2) CD Dependent
This album is one of the last few releases that we will see from this once mighty label. Yes after a fruitful career, this German export will finally close its doors in the not too distant future amidst claims of far too many downloads are ruining the scene etc. Fair comment. The thing is, Dependent used to be a cutting edge label that brought many a club goer 4/4 happy music to munch their disco biscuits to, with an excuse to over do the dayglo.
Once the likes of VNV Nation and Covenant left their stable, things started to go wrong. Since this time I personally haven’t had much time for many of Dependents releases; let down after let down by artists that should do better, if indeed the argument is there that they actually could anymore.
The tank has run dry and this album, rather than being a fitting mighty epitaph that is should be, is a miserable reminder that this label hasn’t released anything of any value for some time. A bad choice of tracks that you simply cannot be arsed listening to, and another candidate for a drinks coaster.
Anyone calling this ‘next level electronics’ must be living in the dark ages. Absolute mindless tripe.