Sumner and Marrs are back and the result is as exciting as
anything either of these men have ever been involved in.
Quite a few of the tracks sound similar to The Smiths,
others are like New Order, but that's just the beginning of
the excellence of this CD. Electronic is built on
collaboration, and this time they pull in Karl Bartos
(formerly of Kraftwerk) and Denise Johnson (of Primal
Scream). Also brought into the works are Ged Lynch, Danny
Saber, and Guy Pratt.
Admittedly, "Raise the Pressure" could best be described as
a CD of the eighties. The "electronic" sound of that decade
pours through on this release. The best tracks on this CD
are "Forbidden City" (presumably the first single), "Out of
My League", and "How Long". Danceable and catchy,
Electronic prove that the synth-pop era is not yet over.
Hopefully this CD will encourage more electronic music,
whether it be techno, acid, or synth.