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.

Link:http://www.zshare.net/download/110458991ea727a6/
My Space:http://www.myspace.com/charlesdegoal
Shopping:http://www.infrastition.com/

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

2 comments:

continuo 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 http://www.toofiles.com/fr/oip/documents/zip/tuepogoe64.html
if you like review or share
JérômeTPU
www.myspace.com/tuepogoe64