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  HAPPINESS HURTS ME
    by SELF DELUSION
  Posted: 07.13.2003
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TRACK LISTING

1. Excerpt from Alice
2. Unemotional
3. Too Late
4. Next time, next life
5. I had to kill all I loved
6. Secret life
7. This empty room
8. Pride
9. Christine
10. Dead star
11. Freaks like me

  LABEL:  Inside Produkts
  RELEASED:  2002

SELF DELUSION

HAPPINESS HURTS ME

The toy soldiers on the cover and some of the titles might give the impression that this Spanish trio's debut is some sort of EBM stomp so their commercial dancey style might initially take you by surprise. That's not to say it's so commercial that it likes any sort of 'oomph' as there's a strong emotional feel running throughout that is sometimes slightly dark and introspective as proven by tracks like "Unemotional" and although "Too Late" and "Next Time Next Life" do show some chart-friendly nuances this mix of feeling and dynamics make this band far superior to most well-known acts.

I have to say it's a slight pity that the slower versions of "Christine" and "Pride" that I remember hearing a few years ago were ignored in favour of the dancey versions that appear here as this would have provided a nice touch of variety. Admittedly, this won't be an issue for the majority of people and the more assertive "The Empty Room" which ought to appeal to Mesh fans or the slower, emotive "I Had To Kill All I Love" do fill the gap quite nicely. That the latter track is quite different from most of the album made this an odd choice as a preceeding single, not giving much of a clue to the band's style, I would have thought, although it's undoubted quality wouldn't have done them any harm. "Dead Star" (nothing to do with the famous Covenant track of almost the same name!!) is likewise slow and reflective and is followed by "Freak Like Me" (nothing to do with The Sugababes track of almost the same name!!). This short, slightly offbeat but enjoyable solo piano piece is listed as the final track but is, in fact followed by a cover of Bryan Ferry's "Same Old Scene" which isn't mentioned on the track listing but provides a final dose of the band's established dancey style with the female backing vocals making this a potential hit.

Self Delusion prove themselves the latest promising act to come out of Spain and this album might also be a good album to convince your sceptical friends that sometimes those bands you like that they've never heard of are not so very different from those well known acts after all.


RATING: 8

Artist Link:  http://www.insideprodukts.com
 

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