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DE/VISION are making music for almost 20 years now and belong to the leading representatives in the synth-pop genre. Their style constantly evolved during that large time-span. First it was just ordinary synth pop, but soon they started to integrate new elements into their sound and every album became its different note. Their newest release is called NOOB and presents a rather retro style of electronic pop.



Biography (As published on http://www.devision-music.com/)

DE/VISION is a band who requires no introduction to the pop music audience. After all, this electro duo has been among the leading representatives of its genre for almost twenty years and has always nonchalantly succeeded in reinventing itself during that time, exploring the limitations of its full potential and filling the much-abused term of "crossover" with exciting new contents. That a previously established band structure may fall apart in the process of these frequently daring experimental phases must unfortunately be considered one of the imponderability of an eventful biography.

This kind of break hit DE/VISION at the turn of the millennium, having produced successful, extremely likable synth pop music that had attracted the attention of major label WEA, who went on to release two albums, "Monosex" and "Void", which laid the band's sonic range wide open at the end of the nineties. Suddenly guitars were no longer frowned upon by purist electro heads, and a lot of experimentation went on in the wide field of electronic means of expression. This rejuvenation process, however, turned into a tightrope walk that founder member Markus was no longer prepared to be a part of. He left the group, while Thomas and Steffen not only moved on to the "big" independent label, Drakkar, but also returned to their old strengths with their 2001 release, "Two".

In the meantime, DE/VISION have found their course again without losing sight of their feel for new sounds and experimentation. Their constant open-mindedness towards new influences and forms of expression is without doubt one of the fundamental factors in the recipe for success of a band who has gone on to produce on albums such as "Devolution" (2003), "6 Feet Underground" (2004) and "Subkutan" (2005) a wide range of exceptionally gifted pop anthems, most of which resurfaced on last year's "Best Of …". That album also included the exclusive "Love Will Find A Way", recorded specifically for the compilation and Thomas and Steffen's first real compositional collaboration with their much-appreciated production team consisting of Schumann & Bach; which worked so well that the new album, featuring the interesting title "NOOB", was recorded entirely by this tried and tested gang of four. This also explains the title, which Steffen borrowed from computer gaming jargon, where it is used to describe a greenhorn gamer, or as a derogatory term for an experienced gamer who's made a beginner's mistake. "We're always looking for words that people will hopefully find interesting, but that on the other hand also relate to us," front man Steffen explains. "NOOB was my idea because I surf the Internet a lot and sometimes get in involved in role-playing games. To start off with, I liked the sound of the term without knowing what it actually means; later I discovered as part of my research that it's short for 'Newbie'. We had just written and produced the whole album for the first time together with our producers, which was a totally new experience. In this context, I found the term NOOB pretty exciting and reinterpreted it for us."

So Steffen, who had been DE/VISION's sole songwriter since Markus' departure, has been able to share some of the responsibility, which on the one hand liberated the compositional process and made it more complicated on the other. The pleasing result of this new working method is an album that sparkles with lightly shimmering pop gems. Songs such as "Death Of Me", "What You Deserve", "Living Fast Dying Young", the promo single "Flavour Of The Week" or the new version of "Love Will Find A Way" flow through the aural tract with invigorating lightness, DE/VISION immersing themselves in melancholy dream worlds with "See What I See", and above all this hovers a nostalgic retro feeling that brings to mind the band's musical roots. Inspired by the cool remixes that Rotoskop contributed to the "Best Of …" release, "NOOB" sees DE/VISION embark to some extent on a journey back to the eighties, a time of busy experimentation in the resurrected electro scene, merging pop, rock, funk, reggae, ambient etc. elements. The unostentatious artwork featuring the NOOB neon logo can definitely be considered a reminiscence of that pioneering era of electronic pop music, yet at the same time DE/VISION have once again succeeded on "NOOB" in insistently getting to the heart of a number of brilliant tracks in a pleasantly reduced style with modern as well as classical quotations.


Line-up

Steffen Keth - Vocals, Synths, Composing
Thomas Adam - Synths, backing Vocals, Lyrics


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Discography

1992    Boy On The Street MCD
1993    Try To Forget MCD
1994    World Without End CD
           Dinner Without Grace MCD
           Love me again MCD
1995    Blue Moon MCD
           Blue Moon Ltd. Digipak MCD 
           Unversed in Lobe (Ltd) 2CD
           Unversed in Love CD 
           Boy on the Street EP
           Dress me when I Bleed MCD
           Antiquity CD
           Antiquity /Ltd Digipak CD
1996    Live Moments we Shared CD
           Sweet Life MCD
           Fairyland? Ltd. Digipak CD
           Fairyland? CD
           I Regret MCD
1997    Fairylive!  CD
1998    We Fly…Tonight Remixes MCD
           We Fly…Tonight MCD 
           Monosex CD
           Strange Affection Remixes  MCD
           Strange Affection  MCD
           Zehn CD2000   
           Foreigner MCD 
           Void  CD
           Freedom MCD
2001    Heart-Shaped Tumour MCD
           Two CD
2002    Live Unplugged EP
           Live 95 & 96 2CD
           Remixed CD
           Remixed Ltd.  2CD
2003    Devolution CD+Bonus
           Devolution CD
           Devolution Ltd. 2CD
           Drifting Sideways MCD
           I Regret 2003 MCD
           Devolution Live – Tour 2003 CD
2004    6 Feet Underground CD
           Unputdownable  Promo MCD
           Unplugged & The Motion Pictures DVD & CD
           I’m not dreaming of you MCD
2005    Turn me on MCD        
           Devolution Tour + I Regret 2003 2CD
           The End MCD
2006    Subkutan CD
           Best Of…/ Limited Edition 2Vinyl
           Best Of…/ Limited Edition 2CD
           Love will find a way Promo MCD
2007    Flavour of the Week Promo MCD
           Noob CD


Tourdates

Tour dates can be found through this link: http://www.devision-music.com/
Section “Dates”


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