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This review is from: Velocifero (Audio CD)
If you like Ladytron and the kind of music they have been prgressing towards during the last few years then this is a must-have album for you!
"Velocifero" is the natural evolution of their 2005 LP "Witching Hour" expanding their rock influences further without banishing or denying their electronica roots. Though their drum loops haven't gotten any more "live" than they were on their last offering, Ladytron have improved their approach of an organic sound by, ironically, perfectioning their agenda of sounding 'not-so-perfect'. The album doesn't sound raw or unfinished at all, but it sounds very real and the lyrics are, for lack of a better word, rather heartfelt. As for the music itself, every single element has been carefully placed and perfectly mixed by Ladytron themselves with the help of producers Vicarious Bliss and Alessandro Cortini, who is probably the one responsible for a slight Industrial feel which is present throughout the tracks (especially "Burning Up" and "The Lovers".)
All in all "Velocifero" is one of the band's best albums to date combining various genres and lots of new ideas with some older ones, which are important to maintain the Ladytron feel we have come to love them for!