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."

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.

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Note:the last track is closed so I let it spin a bit for your enjoyment


Anonymous said...

Thank you. I'm curious about this one, especially after visiting the Paris exhibition "Des Jeunes Gens Modernes", on french new-wave (galerie Agnes B).

laferme said...

i was watching your blog
thank you for your blog and the music
but the gharles de goal link doesn't work
i send you my own album
if you like review or share