Success can be measured in different ways and with very different criteria, and the fact that a musical project is still active after more than 40 years, even if it is not as highly valued as it should be, is undoubtedly synonymous with success. The same is true of the Gothenburg electronic band Twice a Man. This group was originally born in 1978 as Cosmic Overdose, a name they operated under until 1981 when they changed their name to Twice a Man, and this change was due to a suggestion because, according to an English promoter, the name Cosmic Overdose didn’t work.
Although Twice a Man is a project that has always been active, the band has recently announced a second anthology that brings together a selection of songs released or produced between 1982 and 2022. The release comes as a triple CD on which the best tracks from 14 of their albums have been compiled and remastered, exactly those albums that include vocal tracks, thus excluding other instrumental works.
In hindsight, the artistic contributions and keen interest of Twice a Man in environmental issues turns out to be quite prophetic. With our planet moving towards a catastrophe that is driven by human greed and stupidity, it seems that now is the perfect time to rediscover the pioneering work of this Swedish band. The art of TWICE A MAN reconciles electronic technology with the organic and natural. “Songs of Future Memories (1982-2022)” sends a beautiful and strong message to be both heard and enjoyed.
Release date: January 27th, 2023.