I thought I'd give this album a shot after seeing this Brazilian lot at Glastonbury where they put on a thoroughly enjoyable show despite the inevitable rain. And what a peculiar mixture it has turned out to be - a bit like them. CSS appears to be a consortium of female multi-instrumentalists with a token male on drums - except when he's playing keyboards and the lead guitarist has taken over on the drum stool. See what I mean?
The music is a similar melting pot in that it comprises a patchwork of rhythms drawing from 70s disco and 90s indie over some solid drumming and semi-rap vocals. A bit like you'd expect The Fall to sound if given a disco treatment and a female vocalist in place of Mark E Smith.
It's all a bit hit and miss but never less than enjoyable. Some of it like `Alala' and the fabulous `Off the Hook' is very good indeed where driving chunky electro pop melds with a decent tune. Elsewhere, it doesn't quite work, but nothing ever outstays its welcome so if you don't get on with any particular track, there's always another arriving soon.
Overall, it's a fun listen and an album I'm glad to own. If you fancy something a bit different and frankly, bonkers, give it a try.