GIRLS UNDER GLASS is surely a familiar name to those interested in the more electro inspired goth scene. They have been active since mid 80s and the album "Equilibrium" was originally released in 1999 and was then a step back into the more goth/dark wave ?ish sound from the previous album "Firewalker, which was considerably more aggressive. Seven years later this re-release of the excellent album "Equilibrium" is then released and strengthen with a cover on KRAFTWERK's song "Radioaktivitat" together with two nameless songs that has a considerable more electronic approach to them than the rest of the album. This is as I already mentioned the album where GIRLS UNDER GLASS took a step back into the more atmospherically charged dark wave direction and the harmonious and beautiful atmosphere is something of a main thread throughout the album. The only real exception amongst the songs that were included in the original release is "Future Assult" with has a considerably faster and somewhat aggressive approach to it. On "Equilibrium" the band also took the help of vocalist Jenny Kahler, who in majority of the songs get to play a quite role in the vocals. The mixture of her beautiful voice and Zaphor's, with the somewhat gothic feel to his vocals, works perfectly and brings out the harmonic atmosphere even stronger. It's especially "Is This The Place" that I have fallen for and the song is in my mind the brightest shining jewel on the album, though "Love Is" and "New World Order" doesn't lie far behind. "Equilibrium" is simply a really strong album where every individual song contributes with its own fair share. Furthermore, to get the track list increased with an additional three songs is always nice. If you like GIRLS UNDER GLASS or dark wave in general, you shouldn't miss out on "Equilibrium", since this one of the better albums that the band has released, which in a way looses some of its significance since GIRLS UNDER GLASS has always managed to present a really strong material on their albums.