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Title: What Used To Be
Format: CDS (CD Single)
Label: Dependent (@)
Distributor: Alive!
Rated: *****
Yes, this is still a release of the German Dependent label, but surely one of last items until they close the doors. For me this is still a shock, because regarding the offered quality released through Stefan Herwig’s label, there’s currently no label available which could have that potential to rival with them. However, this release of Austria’s MIAB comes quite surprising. What Used To Be wasn’t to me that sort of a striking track taken from the still marvelous "Crossroads"-album. It seems that the responsible musicians behind MIAB have given this piece some months to grow in them, because the both new versions created by MIAB themselves ("Short Storm" and "Long Storm") are once again that catchy and breathtaking arranged, that MIAB should be able now to expect euphoric reaction from the dancefloors. More than ever before MIAB could work out a track, which features both, an unstoppable floor-filling attitude and decent consumption on your home entertainment. No boredom on here, but a catchy and nearly Futurepop-like tune with addictive synth textures. Add to this a rather average third version by Peter Rainman plus a new and unreleased "b-side"-track entitled "One Day", which can follow the stuff of the album "Crossroads". Even if this short SiCD is limited, it is a must-have for the fans - finally the recent happened position No. 1 at the German DAC charts are a proof for the quality. Regarding Dependent – somebody has to wake me up from this nightmare...


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