Thursday, April 24, 2008
Charles De Goal-Algorythmes
The following is a rather unfavorable review from trouser press that I mostly disagree with:"Stylish but awkward, this French artist is at his best on weird, moody synthesizer workouts — those songs that rely on choppy guitar and weak singing aren't as effective. A version of Bowie's "Hang on to Yourself" (on Algorhythmes) is skittish and tense, but not especially different from the original; its inclusion seems purposeless." http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=charles_de_goal
I think the reviewer is missing the point. The synth, choppy guitar and so called weak singing all work perfectly together to create a tense, moody, classic lp. I absolutely love this album! It's a definite treasure of French new/cold wave post punk. And the Bowie cover aint so bad either.
Note:the last track is closed so I let it spin a bit for your enjoyment