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Mind The Gap (Bonus Tracks Version)


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DJ Home Movies Metroland has a knack and ear for bringing out the most in analog technology and electronic instruments, using a seemingly minimal set-up and yet able to bring out the maximum amount of potential out of every composition. Through their mastery of the synthesizer, they churn out an album that is independent of the last, but still share their ranks of excellency. And if that's not enough, then surely the remixes will be more savory for those who prefer rattling the audience than soothing them. Favorite track: Inner city transport (Franck Kartell remix).
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Mind the gap 04:05
M-e-t-r-o 05:31
Harry Beck 03:41
Travelling 03:51
Moscow main 03:59
T.f.l. 04:06


With a strong and productive career in the electronic scene together, longtime Belgian friends and partners in synthetic crime, Passenger A and Passenger S decided to take on a new challenge and create another conceptual band project focusing on the daily routine of transportation and commuting to work. METROLAND was born.

Emerging from an uncontrollable burning passion for vintage keyboards, and acknowledging inspiration from acts in the likes of KOMPUTER, I START COUNTING or the unmatchable technological pioneers of KRAFTWERK, METROLAND carry us on an electronic journey animated by authentic warm sequences, melodic synthetic layers and robotic vocals, the whole project spiced up with analogue drum machines.

Imagine blending the best ingredients of many decades of electronic music into an all new sonic world! Well... this aural mixture can be found on the debut album “Mind The Gap” by METROLAND. From ‘T.F.L. (Transport For London)'s dreamy piano riff to the wobbly acid-like ‘M-E-T-R-O’ through the sinister sequences of title-track "Mind The Gap", it is obvious that METROLAND will guide your senses on a sound-driven ride through the buzzing traffic or overcrowded vehicles, without limitations. And if METROLAND do not hesitate openly revealing their influences, they also dare to push back the limits of the expected music frame for METROLAND! This way, if the majestic melodic track "Enjoying The View" can be heard as a true ode to KRAFTWERK, METROLAND does not hesitate crossing the line by inserting heavier edged bass sequences in up tempo tracks such as “Theme for Metroland” or “Inner City Transport”. They will also invite the wittiness from acts like KOMPUTER in “It’s More Fun To Commute” or “The Passenger” or yet add nice hints of their homeland ancestors TELEX on “Moscow Main”...

“Mind the Gap” is more than just another music album of 13 songs. Instead, this album houses a complete package of conceptual creativity. Music and vision neatly melt into each other around one central theme: The Underground. Whatever your usual commute may be, just close your eyes and let the METROLAND subway line plunge you into the sound of the Underground, giving an all new dimension to these anecdotal trivial details of your daily routine which become glorified once taken under the loop of this brilliant Belgian synthesizer-duo. It’s simply more fun to commute.


released September 7, 2012


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Alfa Matrix Brussel, Belgium

Since 2001, Belgium-based label Alfa Matrix has become a trademark for underground electronic music. We are open to various styles including power EBM, dark elektro, industrial, synth pop, electronica, trip hop, drum’n bass, goth rock, wave, etc. Home of bands like FRONT 242, AYRIA, ALIEN VAMPIRES, HELALYN FLOWERS, METROLAND, BRUDERSCHAFT, ACYLUM, MONDTRÄUME, PNE, STAR INDUSTRY, UNTER NULL, etc. ... more

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