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Di Goes Pop ~ Disco Inferno
Di Goes Pop ~ Disco Inferno
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody wants to die, 11 Nov 2004
One of the bravest and most visionary bands of the nineties, DI were famed for using guitars, bass & drums hooked up to samplers. What you got were haunting tunes fighting against an avalanche of samples that seemed to express the contradiction, complexity and sheer confusion of life.
Tracks like "Next Year" mocked people's search for refuge with the chorus "shade from the sun", while the kaleidoscopic, chameolonic "New Clothes For A New World" shed form altogether ("when nothing's as it appears/why should you be"). "A Whole Wide World Ahead" is one of the key tracks here. Musically its an acoustic track backed with crashing waves, like the Young Gods' take on "September Song" but… Read more
Technicolour ~ Disco Inferno
Technicolour ~ Disco Inferno
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten gem, 20 Dec 2003
Only released a year after DI split up, "Technicolour" isn't quite as magnificent as "DI Go Pop", but still sees DI pouring the sound of life itself over their magnificent New Order-esque pop songs. The chorus of "I'm Still In Love" explodes in a mass of fireworks (literally!) while "It's A Kid's World" hammers the drums from "Lust For Life" and the theme from Play School. Even better are the closing trilogy of tracks and aborted single "Sleight Of Hand" which use straightforward electronics. Not as bloody essential as the unparalled "DI Go Pop" but still a glimpse of what might have been.

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