While the comeback album “Minor Side-Effects” keeps receiving highly enthusiastic feedback and is on heavy rotation in the synth pop scene, Finnish electronica act NEUROACTIVE already unleashes the second single taken from this stunning release.
Very catchy and dancefloor friendly, “Dances” was the most obvious option for NEUROACTIVE’s new single with its synth-pop style driven melody mixed with danceable beats and Kimmo Karjalainen’s melancholic and highly expressive vocals. Lyrically “Dances” reveals a kind of bitter sweet philosophy of life, telling a story we all somehow face when we grow older and more cynical, evoking some co-existential pessimistic reality we all suffer from. “…We dance our dances while the rot sets in, in the mouth of the madness, on a brink of a dream, despite the pain inside we go on…”
In addition to the 2 self-made “club” and “bitter fruit” remixes, Jarkko Tuohimaa gathered scene friends from various synth pop, EBM, future pop and electro dance formations who each brought a different flavor of the song while always keeping its melodic and cruelly addictive chorus in the spotlight. The list of special remixing guests speaks for itself: ASSEMBLAGE 23, AESTHETISCHE, 808 DOT POP, AIBOFORCEN, WAVE IN HEAD and AERONAUT V. A true sonic orgy for DJ’s who will enjoy toying with these various versions on the dancefloors…
To consume without moderation: addictive side-effects guaranteed!