In Strict Confidence
by Julie Johnson
The latest single by In Strict Confidence is hot! "Herzattacke" is one of the best single to come out this year by far. The programming is well executed, and the beats are intense. The programming for Herzattacke swings back and forth and hit hard but remain very melodic. This is the perfect mix for dancing. I am so exciting about this single. The vocals are nicely balanced, and have a slightly distorted feel. This single really heats uo with it is remixed. There are a few awesome remixes including the club mix by Olaf Wollschlager. This track is fast moving, and has swooping beats that have explosive progressions that are smooth and highly melodic. Herzattacke should be club favorite by far. I love how the club mix becomes quiet towards the middle of the track, and you can hear just the single sound of the synth and triangle sounds. This part feels very peaceful, before it kicks back into high gear again. This CD offers a lot, and has a few other tracks as well, but Herzattacke is the real highlight here. "Into Ashes", has a darker feel along with melodic beats that have a real clean sound. The Clan of Xymox remix gives the track the more edgy and gothic approach. It has awesome guitar work, and is another amazing mix. You can definitely hear the Clan of Xymox influence during this mix of Herzattacke. The Clan of Xymox mix is probably my favorite mix on this fifty minute single. Overall, this is a highly favorable CD, and leaves the listener with much anticipation for the full-length release.