On "Mind The Gap", their impressive debut released in 2012, they already put the theory of the Gesammtkunstwerk into practice and instantly established their vintage electronic trademark sound which also brought them unmistakable comparisons with keyboard pioneers like KRAFTWERK or yet TELEX. More than two years have passed since, but even though 2014 saw the release of "Thalys", a tribute to the high-speed train, the work on the new album started almost immediately after the first album's launch. Inspired by the basic principles of design in general - Unity, hierarchy, variety, the passengers deemed it logical to draw inspiration from the art movement where these principles were put into practice and resulted in an almost unbelievable array of artefacts and creations: the Bauhaus movement. It was only logical that these would become the trinity of values for the music and design of Metroland's "Triadic Ballet" album: three silvery discspackaged in a Bauhaus-inspired deluxe box. Disc 2 and 3 belong to the remixers. They took the songs, filtered them through their own artistic sieve and came up with results as diverse as they are interesting: from the synthpop of the Greek Fotonovela to the electro of Laurent Paranthoën's Commuter, or the minimal EBM of Belgium's Absolute Body Control to the toy shop of Playboy's Bend (origin unsure. Could be La La Land). All in all, it's a different journey than disc 1, for sure. But those who stick with it to the end, may find it a rewarding addition to the voyage.
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