Notes From Underground
Crossing The Rubicon
Unlike so many other productions in this vein of so-called Industrial Rock or Electronic Rock, NOTES FROM UNDERGROUNDs tracks are not built merely upon a mediocre beat, a monotonous guitar riff and some yelled lyrics added to the recipe.NOT AT ALL! These are Songs (yes, with a capital letter) that have a lot of ear-candy: killer verses and real catchy choruses (why not?), simple structures with hooks and gimmicks left and right, and a production that given its quality must have surely been conceived to have international appeal. Oh man, and what a feast of remixes.!!! And as if the original tracks were not enough to satiate your appetite and quench your thirst, no less than eight remixes have been commissioned for this outstanding debut album. This puts NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND on the same menu with bands like Die Krupps, Das Ich, KMFDM, Front Line Assembly, Faith & The Muse, The Fair Sex, or Icon of Coil. Make no mistake, NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND deliver the goods. The album title "Crossing the Rubicon" is a metaphor for deliberately passing a point of no return, especially when a business of risky consequences is at stake. This portrays precisely where NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND stand at present. The journey has began - only victory awaits to be fought for, at the other end of the Rubicon river.