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Au Reve

Cassius Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (30 Sep 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00006AKPY
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,296 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hi Water
2. The Sound Of Violence (vocal Steve Edwards)
3. Under Influence (vocal Leroy Burgess)
4. Room Tone
5. Thrilla (rap Ghostface Killah)
6. Telephone Love
7. I'm A Woman (vocal Jocelyn Brown)
8. Protection (vocal Gladys Gambie)
9. Til We Got You And Me (vocal Leroy Burgess)
10. 20 Years (How Do You See Me Now)
11. Nothing
12. Barocco
13. On
14. Au Reve

Product Description


If you thought French house music was a mere flash in the pan, prepare to think again. Avoiding the pitfalls of sticking to one genre, Au Reve practically overflows with innovation and should be seen as a real milestone in dance culture. After spearheading the trend for retro 80s styling, wily duo Cassius have now moved forward, championing real vocals over samples, employing beefier rhythms and forging a real sense of identity. From the wriggly, anthemic funk of "The Sound of Violence" to the vocoder-purred synth-fest "Telephone Love" there's cross-pollination at work here, executed in the most fascinating fashion. "Thrilla" cleverly dovetails the old-school breaks of Todd Terry with hip-house rapping, "Under Influence" updates "Miss You"-era Rolling Stones and the mighty Jocelyn Brown lends her immense lungs to the galloping "I'm a Woman". They even have the audacity to splice in the odd rock guitar, should the mood take them. Just like the group's namesake this floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. --Paul Tierney

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3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmmmmm 12 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
Okay, the jury's still deliberating this one. This is either a work of French genius or complete Gallic madness.
So far, I've got this album down to about four real 'killer' tracks with the remainder falling around my feet in a confused/confusing heap. Don't get me wrong, I loved the last Cassius album, but this pushes things way further. And while this may seem commendable, over-long Pink Floyd guitar solos and the cheesiest soul-house vocals take a bit of figuring out.
New single 'The Sound of Violence' is a real gem - pumping disco house with a dynamite vocal hook.
You'll be getting a splash of Kraftwerk on the track 'Telephone Love' and even a bit of Prince (as well as those Dave Gilmour solos) on 'Nothing'.
But what the hell is the Ghostface Killa / Cassius team-up that is 'Thrilla' doing on here? The weediest hip-house I've had to suffer in many a year. Thematically, this track features a sly nod in Daft Punk's direction with its Neo-Classical riff at the intro, but then we're into a skippy, lightweight excursion back to 1989. Coupled with Ghostface's super-serious vocal delivery, this is just embarrasing - a definite lunge for the CD 'skip' button.
Penultimate track 'On' is pure Cassius combining the best elements from their previous album and twisting them just a little bit more into a manic fusion of chopped-up vocal samples and unpredictable beats.
The album's title track (coming at the close of this mixed bag) mixes down-tempo crunchy beats with Superfly wah-wah guitar, but even this suffers from the album's biggest failing - an over-dependency on 'live' instrumentation over sample trickery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cassius - Au Reve 11 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
Cassius - Au Reve
On the whole 'Au Reve' is a killer album; every track is unique and sure to get even the most reserved party-goers on their feet.
The album kicks off with 'Hi Water' - a track that fuses drum beats with Cassius's electronica sound - and sets the scene for the rest of the album and finishes with the very funky title track 'Au Reve'. 'Au Reve' is a pure party album and standout tracks include the fantastic singles 'I'm A Woman', featuring a powerful vocal from Jocelyn Brown, and 'The Sound of Violence' which is currently massive in clubland. An interesting mix of instrumental tracks and collaborations keep the album fresh and exciting. The biggest surprise on the album is the collaboration with rapper Ghostface Killah on 'Thrilla' which will hopefully be the next single and shows that rap and dance music can work well together.
With 14 fresh tracks the guys from Cassius are proving that they are ahead of the game when it comes to dance music and continue to up the stakes for any imitators. 'Au Reve' is set to become this year's part album so if you haven't hear dit yet be sure to grab yourself a copy. Mine is already nearly worn out!!
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Firstly, I can't believe I'm the first to review this cracker of a CD. I've been a fan since 1999 and when I first heard I am Woman, I knew I had to have this. When it arrived at home I put it into my CD player and it has pretty much been there ever since. Talk about progression - from the electro beats and 1999 like tracks like Telephone Love, Nothing and Protection to the Finlay Quale-esque The Sound of Violence, the cool rap of Ghostface Killa and the soaring voice of Jocelyn Brown and finishing with the blissful Au Reve the whole thing makes it to the top of my buys this year - and that's saying something out classing Felix, Underworld, Dan the Automator, all the guitar rock of The D4s, The Vines etc etc.
Definitely a must buy, why haven't you got it yet??
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't recommend this highly enough! 5 Sep 2004
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Amazing, funky, sexy, rocky French house showing an enormous range of styles and a truly imaginative approach to dance music. Not to be missed.
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