With their first longplayer, Distain! immediately catapulted themselves to the top of SynthPop in Germany. Sensitive melodies, performed by the concise voice of Alexander Braun and progressive analog sounds of the two keyboard players Sebastian von Wyschetzki and Oliver Faig.
Besides a lot of current material, there are some early demo tape songs from the very beginning of Distain! on this album, e.g. “Dance in Heaven”, which we didn’t want to withhold from you and therefore put on the album. On this CD you will also find the beautiful “Piano Song” (unplugged) and the dancefloor hit “Confession”!
“Damned good synth pop … this release is for sure one of the best CDs in ‘95.” (Orkus)
“Their strength lies in beautiful, melancholic melodies, which never slip into the depressive, but also never want to be artificially cheerful.” (Tanelorn)
GDM Music Mag
This is simply mercilessly good music that combines everything that made bands like Depeche Mode and Human League great. Wave music that animates to dance and is also suitable for the charming musical background of a romantic evening.
INTRO Music Magsazine
Cute looking boys. ... Oh, I'm getting weak. I really do. If you manage to shift your concentration from the cover to the music of the trio from Augsburg, not only the eyes but also the ears will be spoiled. Near fainting, I find myself in the chamber of a prince. Posters of Depeche Mode decorate the walls, sweet keyboard melodies flow through the room. I feel good from the beginning, even though I have no intention of becoming the husband of a prince. Distain! enters the room: a beautiful young man, graceful in form. Playing his favourite record, the music for which he wrote himself, we dance by candlelight and float through the room, carried by the pop-atmospheric sounds of the music. Distain! seem dreamy and playful, lovely and in love. . .