Antenne #3

Antenne #3
A founding member of Danish experimental noise rock band Grind and former half of industrial duo Institute for the Criminally Insane, Kim G. Hansen launched his solo career in 1999, creating Antenne, and is now on his third album, appropriately titled #3. Minimalist is a good word to describe the disc, though monotonous would work just as well. Each song is a mixture of simple strings, basic piano and moderate, scratchy synths with little variation in song structure. The sparse use of instrumentation gives #3 a gloomy vibe, disconsolate almost. Pop some Prozac because you’ll need it. It also doesn’t help that most of the tracks have fade ins and outs, some upwards of two minutes long, that sound suspiciously like bad radio frequencies. While there’s no doubt vocalist Marie-Louise Munck can sing, given the melancholic nature the songs take, her voice lacks intensity, some soul even. (Helmet Room)