'Body Music' is the début album from electronic duo AlunaGeorge.
What happened to pop music? Is it just regurgitated boy-bands?
Hyperbole ridden talent-show wasteproduct and their resultant fairytale-cover-albums? Specimen A
and Specimen B
Fortunately not! Here is a fantastic pop album - complete and fulfilling.
Body Music is the genius pop-product of the not so genius pseudonym AlunaGeorge, the colloboration of Aluna Francis and George Reid. Without having made the cut to win the BBC Sound of 2013, Francis and Reid will still be one of the most successful of the long-list. Body Music doesn't necessarily possess the originality of Chvrches
but what it does do, it does very very well.
Unable to get enough traction from 'Your Drums Your Love', it was their work with in-vogue Disclosure
that brought this duo back into the spotlight. The key to this collboartion was to set AlunaGeorge into a sphere away from the obvious similarities of Ellie Goulding
and Katy B
and into the post-dubstep realms of SBTRKT
Aside from the more forgettable moments of the album i.e. the awkward 'This Is How We Do It' re-hash, 'Body Music' is a recipe for success. Each track is lusciously layered by Reid who manifests the foundations for Aluna's cute yet affirmative vocals; in an album rich of relationship anxiety it is the marriage of Aluna's voice and George's production that sets this record on the path of success into what may be the actual sound of 2013.
Listen To: Outlines, Lost & Found, Just A Touch