Dead Cities

Monday, February 17, 1997

The Future Sound of London — Dead Cities… The soundtrack to every postmodern urban thriller you’ve never seen. Imagine running through the dark back alleys of London sometime around 2050. It’s about 2 in the morning, and a thick mist of British fog sits in the air, but the metallic hum of traffic congestion and flickering neon is still inescapable. This CD comprises not songs, but an unending texture of drum beats, scraping synths, the occasional choral escape, and an ever-present murky urban rumble. It’s to be taken in like a movie — turn off the lights (most of them), and pop this baby in loud. Mmm… Pure escapism.

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