Much akin to Depeche Mode's transitional album "Black Celebration," much of the emerging sound made clear on Bodypop is emerging in 9.9.99 9 Uhr. With one foot in their future sound and one back in the bubble-gummy, Vince Clark sound, it's an important work. Tracks that show the exploration of their evolving style include:
- Men in Uniform: a mandatory addition to any And One or futurepop collector's library.
- Und Weider: clearly an introspective, time-frozen song that starts with a minimalist, clean sound but develops its complexity and depth two minutes in with the pronounced major/minor, double/half tempo, western/eastern, percussive/blurry And One style.
- Love Fingers: Initially struck me as cheesy but there's really a lot more going on underneath and after a year, it's still fresh and listenable.