AU REVOIR SIMONE- Spectrums
Last autumn, Brooklyn electronica/indie pop trio, Au
Revoir Simone, released their fourth album Move in spectrums.
Apparently it was their best record ever, so good that they decided
to get a load of people to remix the songs on it and release it this
summer. Featuring new versions ranging from disco to dancefloor anthem-
courtesy of Jack Savidge (Friendly Fires), Babe and NZCA/Lines and
the like- I havent heard the originals but perhaps if I had
then Id wish they sounded like this anyway.
Bang on the money, Spectrums takes this listener back
to Tottenham Court Road when I was 21, dancing at what I thought was
the coolest place in the world, some American guy with really bleached
hair hanging off my every word. This music is the sort, if youre
that way inclined, that accompanies the endless nights atop a plinth
in the middle of the room; offers the faint hint of freedom, the audible
bubbling of eternal yoofs elixir. I wonder when it becomes socially
unacceptable to mingle with the youngsters. Not yet. Just something
to dance your socks off to, really. And pose. A lot.
Released 25th August, 2014