March 31, 2013 in Albums
It’s a largely instrumental affair, with a couple of exceptions – on Vicious Games, which features a somewhat Pet Shop Boys-ish male vocal, and more pleasingly on Don’t Stop The Dance, a languid cover of the 80s Bryan Ferry classic with a male lead vocal and multi-tracked female vocals on the chorus, not to mention some very fine Faze Action-y strings. Recent single Oh Yeah with its gleefully lifted INXS riff makes an appearance, Trapeze and closer The Island provide the obligatory chilled-out moments, but for me two tracks in particular stand out: Funky Gura, which is reminiscent of the mighty My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult when they get their disco shimmy on, and space disco epic Humming Bird with its scat vocal hook and party-tastic Phenomenal Handclap-ish vibe overall. Though the fairly self-explanatory Strings Attack is pretty damn good too…
What I think is irrelevant, though – you’ll have your own faves and there’s simply no denying that this is as fine a 68 minutes of good-time disco fun n’ frolics as you’re likely to hear all month. Oh, and there’s only 900 copies, so be quick!
Out: This week