HEMENDEX: Reset 2: CDEP

According to the label’s site, the band’s name is a broken English approximation of “ham and eggs,” which immediately warms my blackened little heart to these Croatian electro-rapscallions. A synth-based sound, with more traditional instruments rounding things out, is the order of the day here, with songs that show evidence of no shortage of ‘80s post punk and assorted new wave singles crammed into their respective collections. While not ratcheted up to the levels of, say, the Screamers or Nervous Gender, the bulk of the five songs here are aggressively delivered, with a detached vocal style that occasionally sounds like Devo on a cold wave bender.

 –jimmy (Geenger, geengerrecords.com)