Matt Diehl
September 26, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Turn the Dark Off

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Howie B

We gave it an C-

Howie B, best known as the producer who guided U2 into Pop’s electronica overload, exchanges the dull ethereal tones of his 1996 debut for amped-up dance beats in Turn the Dark Off. Unfortunately, he still can’t get a groove on: despite the busy rhythms, Howie B trip-hops over the line separating ambient from elevator music, transforming Dark into a techno turnoff. C-

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