January 2003 Long Island Press review Interface: Angels in Disguise
by Kenyon Hopkin
The instruments used on the latest recording from Interface is like a what’s what of electronic accessories. Vocalist/producer Eric Eldredge operates (and this is just a sampling) a Roland JP-8000, XV-5080, Juno 106, Yamaha AN1X and Korg MS2000R. As a result, there are quite a lot of sounds jumping around on Angels in Disguise, a self-release that follows up 1999’s equally intricate The Artemis Complex. Begun in 1993, Interface embraces its influences from EBM artists such as VNV Nation, Covenant and Wumpscut (who Eldredge has remixed), and crafts techno-bedded electro with echoes of old-school industrial. “Wasted Time” starts the album with a speedy pace and snarling vocal, which is carried on in a similar mode by “Ability” and “Temperature.” Three instrumental interludes, along with the ambient “Katja” (with a thunderstorm in the background), bring a tactful balance to the delirium, adding several subtle textures. Though these synthesized arrangements run a total of 71 minutes, most of these tracks are best suited as single mixes for the darker dance clubs.
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2003 OUTBURN MAGAZINE ISSUE 20 review
Interface's latest disc, Angels In Disguise, contains 15 widely varied electro tracks that range from upbeat to atmospheric. The melodic and occasionally rough male vocals of Eric Eldredge, who is also responsible for for almost all of the music, dominate the album. However, the surprising gem, "Labyrinth", features sublime female vocals by Jaki Neko. Other noteworthy tracks include the dark industrial "You Will Learn", the upbeat synthpop "Ability", the experimental "Sublimated", and the dancefloor EBM of "Wasted Time". With so much to offer, Angels In Disguise makes for an exceptional electro album.
2003 INDUSTRIAL NATION ISSUE 19
By Phil Fox
Hailing from Long Island, Interface has been lurking under the radar for about a decade. Their sixth release, Angels In Disguise, has finally landed them a full-time deal with Tinman Records, and for good reason. Interface manages to walk the tightrope in between a more eclectic approach and schizophrenia. Transcending several electronic genres, they manage to maintain a cohesive sound through their uncanny ability to write catchy melodies.
Angels In Disguise provides an excellent cross section of the electro/synthpop sound today. Although it does not forge much new ground, the 15-track album stands out on its own with more than a handful of standout tracks. "Temperature" and "Ability" represent a few songs that have potential club play while the hard-hitting single "Wasted Time" will definitely rock the dance floor in the future. Keep and eye out for this release and the resurgent Tinman Records. You will be pleasantly surprised.