aaamusic | On 01, Feb 2011
The latest effort from uber hip label Kitsuné promises the essence of Paris on this relatively short album and it certainly delivers. The best thing about Kitsuné compilations is that even if you don’t fall in love with every track, there will almost certainly be one that will speak to you. It is interesting that the language barrier doesn’t seem to matter on this album; lyrically I couldn’t understand some of the songs even a little but one I still able to experience a deeper musical understanding as the album goes on. From the Kraftwerk like opener “Adelaide” to the vibrant disco tones of “Saké” there is truly something for everyone here. Even for those who aren’t particularly appreciative of electro, “1999” is the “for everyone track” with Yannis type vocals along with a frankly brilliant instrumental.
You may remember that my favourite track from The Fireworks Issue was by Cascadeur and the closer on this album is no different. The sound of Cascadeur is almost impossible to describe, both soulful and ethereal, there is a real sense of the other world about ‘Meaning’ and it is a beautiful closer to this wonderful compilation. The powerhouse that is Kitsuné powers on managing to showcase the sublime array of talent that they have on their roster and long may it continue!
Author: Josie Payne