Methods of Silence

Methods of Silence

by Camouflage

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Methods of Silence

On their 1989 sophomore album, Camouflage entered the synth pop game when most people had already moved on. Camouflage's material contrasted sharply with the vibrancy of the ensuing decade, and the album's widening addition of violins, saxophones, and guitars couldn't prevent the band from being forced into a prematurely outdated pigeonhole. Regardless, "On Islands" and "One Fine Day" were sweet, multi-textured pop that swayed like a hammock strung between industrial pylons, while "Rue de Moorslede" regaled itself with a taut instrumental of circus organs, filtered horns, and the recurring sound of doors slammed shut. It was the opposite of '90s IDM -- simple, sonically precise, forever reliant on pop song structures -- and, along with Depeche Mode's Violator a year later, one of the last times when a band could get away with it.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/1989
Label: Atlantic / Ada
UPC: 0075678200229
catalogNumber: 82002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Camouflage   Primary Artist
Michael Moers   Voices
Ingo Ito   Guitar
Heiko Maile   Vocals,Background Vocals,Rhythm
Oliver Kreyssig   Vocals,Background Vocals,Rhythm
Jean-Michel Alexandre   Violin
Patrick Dussart de la Iglesia   Viola
Jean-Paul Dessy   Cello
Thomas Dorr   Background Vocals,Hi Hat
Johannes Luley   Guitar
Marcus Mayn   Vocals,Background Vocals
Simone Winter   Oboe
George Alexander Van Dam   Violin
James Herter   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Camouflage   Producer
Axel Henninger   Producer
Dan Lacksman   Producer,Engineer
Heiko Maile   Programming,Contributor
Marcus Mayn   Programming

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