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5.0 out of 5 stars Ride on Cowboy, 18 May 2005
This review is from: O.K. Cowboy (Audio CD)
Now this is what I call a dance album. Make no mistake O.K. Cowboy deserves its place in silver shimmering dance floor heaven along with "Leftism", "Homework" and "The Techno Rose of Blighty" which is still my all time favourite. While it lacks that masterpieces giddy organic grace and is a little too predictable at times, relying too much on those mid and high range synth sounds , it's an absolute treat to listen to. Listening to the album whilst writing this I had declare anything within a ten foot range of my computer desk a cup of tea free zone as I was in grave danger of sloshing it everywhere jigging about in my chair .
There is the massive and pulverising "La Rock 01" which has been a centrepiece of many a D.J. set since the release of the "Poney" E.P. in 2001.I, ve often wondered what a cement mixer tap dancing on aluminium in a wind tunnel would sound like and now I know. Equally propulsive is the latest single "My Friend Dario". This is so powerful it gave me an attack of fremitus which is not good when you're swallowing half masticated Garibaldi but is great if you want to bounce around the room like you've just stepped on a giant mousetrap. There's lot's more in this vein which is terrific but there is also by way of variety the cheesily melodic "Polkamatic" or the lovely "The Past" which sounds like The Future Sound Of London doing the soundtrack to "Bladerunner". The shimmering malleable synths on "Poney Part 2" are fantastic and the generally incomprehensible vocal bits and bats on tracks like "Repair Machines" or "Newman" compliment the music rather than overpower it or get in the way too much.Even the madcap percussive extremes of "Valleta Fanjares" which is like Cozy Powell on fast forward does,nt grate too much.
Vitalic also resists the urge, as is so often the case with dance albums to let tracks go on too long. "La Rock 01" is the longest at 5.26 which with a track that fantastic is hardly a problem .This is the album that LCD Soundsystem should have made and only managed in parts, a colossal stomping behemoth of an album that doesn't break any new ground as far as dance is concerned but just says what the hell, reinforce those floorboards, pin back your ears and lubricate your joints this isn't going to hurt a bit. The best fun you, ll have all year that doesn't involve silk bed sheets, heated baby oil and naughty night attire.
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