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Lost Alone

  • 1. Light & Dark
    2. Change
    3. Falling
    4. You Will See
    5. Questions
    6. Waiting
    7. Lost Alone
    8. Walking
    9. Take My Soul
    10. Forever Gone
    11. Lost Alone 2
    12. Leave
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 321

  • Credits

    Mind in a Box is the brainchild of video game soundtrack composer Stefan Poiss, who takes lyrics by Markus Hadwiger and sets them to music that comes from a decidedly industrial tradition without sounding in the least bit aggressive or confrontational. While a heavily processed voice delivers lines like "I feel sad, so left alone/Words are not enough for me to live on" (on "Light & Dark") and "I'm sad, so terribly sad" (on "Walking"), steady foursquare beats and chilly synthesizer chords chug and ripple underneath in a gentle and sometimes unselfconsciously tuneful way -- note in particular the lovely hook on the chorus of "Change." For an album of more-or-less industrial music to deal with issues of loneliness and alienation isn't exactly unusual, but for it to do so in such a quiet, almost contemplative way certainly is. Lost Alone may not deliver a large crossover audience for Mind in a Box -- those with a less-than-compulsive interest in industrial music will wish there were a bit more development in the sound, and maybe a few more hooks like the one featured in "Change," but this album represents a refreshing break from the usual industrial routine, and is an impressive debut effort on Poiss' part. ~ Rick Anderson

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