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Title: Propaganda: A secret wish
Author: Simon Mills

Propaganda: A Secret Wish (ZTT)

Last year’s “Dr. Mabuse,” that rather nasty but irresistible slice of panic pop, was a clear demonstration that Propaganda weren’t your average po-faced, German synth bores. This LP is conclusive proof of that. There’s everything from the ruthless techno-thrash of “Jewel” and its illegitimate sister, the almost Abba-esque, “Duel”, to the largely spoken epic of “Dream Within A Dream”, the album’s best track. Spaghetti western horns and huge, cinematic synthesisers grapple, whilst Suzanne’s desperate, dramatic rap wrestles gracefully with what appears to be a guitar solo. Crikey! (8 out of 10)