BERNAYS PROPAGANDA: Politika: CD

Bernays Propaganda is a Macedonian electronic new wave band whose sound on Politika is reminiscent of New Order, but with female vocals singing in their native tongue. The band utilizes a drum machine and some samples while keeping roots in a slightly darker 1980s British sound. It’s competently played and an adequate length (thirty-five minutes), but for some reason the songs never catch my ear. It might be the foreign language vocals caught me off guard, as normally I like this kind of sound. If the description sounds like something you’d be down with, though, I say go for it. -Kurt Morris (Moonlee)