Album: "Automate" (1998)
Label: Metropolis Records
Style: Ambient
Songs: 10


Reviewed by: Darklight

Don't let the Forma Tadre name fool you, this is not what Forma Tadre once was. Forma Tadre use to be a dark electro industrial band that made really good club tracks. Now they simply make experimental ambient music. I have known bands to change their style slightly in the past, but this is ridiculous. If the members of this band wanted to make this kind of music, they should have done it as a side project. Why they decided to bring out this boring mellow slow paced ambient music under the Forma Tadre name is beyond me. All they're going to do is upset their original fans by doing this. I know I'm upset. I feel deceived. And to think that I actually waited a long time for this album to come out. What a joke. Unless you like extremely slow paced dark cold and mellow ambient music that will put you to sleep, avoid this album at all costs.


Album: "Navigator" (1997)
Label: Metropolis Records
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 11


Reviewed by: Darklight

Forma Tadre is a dark electro industrial band that has a very good quality about them. They don't really bring anything new to this genre of music, but they do have style. All of the music found here is very well constructed with great electronic programming and beautiful synth harmonies. Nothing is slow here. Everything plays along at a fairly fast pace. A lot of the material here could work rather well on the dance floor. Each song does stick to a similar style, but have enough diversity and changes that make them stand out on their own. I am especially pleased with the quality of the vocals. They are performed by a deep accented male that uses no distortion on his voice and sings very well. They blend perectly with the music. At times the songs have a Front 242 feel about them. It's fair to say that if you're a fan of Front 242 that you will be a fan of Forma Tadre as well. But where trouble comes into paradise is that only six of the songs actually include vocals. Five of the tracks here are instrumentals. They are decent, but it's the songs with vocals that really shine on this album. This is the only complaint that I have. But I feel that when a band has a singer as good as this one, they should use them more often.