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5.0 out of 5 stars Proper 80's style synth pop :-), 15 April 2004
This review is from: Rubicon (Audio CD)
People might think that a revival of 80's style music & culture is a bad thing & for the most part I'd tend to agree with them (apart from the fact that I grew up through the 80's). I've know qualms about paying homage to that era but a full scale revival would mean all the bad things that we're glad have gone away would come back to haunt us!
No such problems with this EP of obviously 80's influenced synth pop/disco. Authentic enough that it could have come straight out of that era & cool enough that it sounds fantastic despite it's questionable influence. Think Miami vice/Jan Hammer on ecstasy, Speeding along in your red Ferrari in The sega coin-up Out Run, Or maybe an EP written especially for the Vice City video game & you'll know exactly what this EP is all about.
On top of that the production is fantastic - Pumping beats, Fat & distorted analogue synths & even a thrashing 80's guitar solo! I recently heard the track 'Chrystal City' whilst at a bar in Brixton (The White house) & the place went mad! everyone was asking, 'What's this track?' & I was running round telling them! :-)
An Extremely cool & quirky but quality EP that puts a bit of much needed fun & energy back into dance music without turning it into a cheese fest!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer kinetic energy..., 2 Jun 2006
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This review is from: Rubicon Ep Single (Audio CD)
Oozing instant "get up & dance" beats "Rubicon" is an exuberant, totally infectious slice of "good time" 80's house/synth catapulted into 2004 by Alan Braxe & Fred Falke. It's retro, it's French and it's so ridiculously addictive that it should carry a health warning. One of the best dance tracks of the past few years? Some claim... but as you ponder the question watch out for stray bodies bouncing off the walls. Best not to play too loud in company.
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