Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Well, I might not write the songs that make the whole world sing, but Dr. Sanity has had one of her poems (not the song parodies!) set to music and recorded by the European group 32Crash. this unique group performs straight futuristic electronic tunes with a retro touch and with the unmatched vocal talents of Jean-Luc De Meyer.

Their latest album "Weird News From An Uncertain Future" is now at Amazon .com and downloadable from iTunes. The more expensive version is in stock and is a limited 2 CD set with remixes by such prestigious artists as: David Carretta, Punx Soundcheck, Tim Schuldt, Nid & Sancy, Helmut Kraft, Millimetric, The Penelopes and Lifelike.

Here's what one on-line reviewer wrote about the album, giving it 5 Stars:
Oh, It's just another excellent work with Jean-Luc De Meyer in the middle of it. Really, JLDM knows how to pick the people he's gonna work with and knows how to put out incredible music. The songs on disc 1 start out being good, and they just get stronger as the disc plays on. My first go was on earbuds at my job, but then I got it home and put it in the stereo system. Truly wonderful!

The exception to me is the song Propaganda on disc1, which seems weak and fluffy. There are a couple of filler pieces, too, but they do serve a purpose, and that is to tell a story which you can read about in the description above.

I encourage you to go ahead and invest in the ltd 2 disc set because otherwise you will miss out on some incredible remixes, and also the song Anger. Anger sounds like it could have been at home on Cobalt 60's TWELVE album, one of my favorites. Dont get me wrong, this is not a rehash of JLDM's other projects, this is an entirely new thing. Get the Humanity EP if you want to go on a test drive first, it is well worth the $10 or so and has stuff not on the LP. Also, in the 2CD set, you get 32CRASH postcards and a mini-poster which I fully intend to dry mount and hang (above the computer, of course).

These guys have experience and talent on their side, and De Meyer's voice never gets boring. The concept, packaging, production, attention to detail, and sheer creativity are all here.

Click on one of the links below:

Dr. Sanity's song is titled "Spacemen and Poets", and is the third track on the album:


Can spacemen fall in love in space?
Can they kiss? Can they embrace?
Will love last long at speeds of light?
Can it survive an endless night?

Will poets ever walk on Mars,
And write to Earth from dying stars?
Will life be better, or be worse
As spacemen rhyme the universe?

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