Album: "Searching For The End" (1999)
Label: Wax Trax! Records
Style: Electro-pop
Songs: 11


Reviewed by: Darklight

Hednoize is the electro-pop duo of Daniel Lenz and Brent Daniels. What they deliver on this CD is quality polished songs mixing elements of guitar industrial and a more atmospheric dramatic electronic approach similar to that of synth-pop. This is electronic music first and foremost. Guitar only makes an appearance on some of the tracks, and is used as an addition to the electronic music. Overall, this is a somewhat mellow album. There are moments when things are rather energy driven, but for the most part the songs come off as relaxed. The electronic programming is well layered with a lot of different sounds, effects and noises playing all at once. In the background melodic soothing synth melodies and piano play. The vocals are clean and slightly high-pitched in their tone. There is a commercial pop edge to this overall CD that might make it too mainstream sounding for the underground crowd. My main complaint with this CD is that all of the songs sound alike. Basically, there are no surprises here. Once you've heard the first track; you know what to expect from the rest of the album. But this also means that everything is good as nothing is too different or out of place. But I do feel that the band should try and experiment with different things in the future for both the music and vocals as they could end up putting out the same CD again if they don't change their current sound a bit.