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Darkdancer CD

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  • Audio CD (16 Jun. 2015)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wholesale
  • ASIN: B00000K417
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,228 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Dreamin'
  2. Music makes you lose control
  3. Soft Machine - Darkdancer - Darkdancer
  4. Hypnotise
  5. Hey you what's that sound
  6. Take A Little Time - Darkdancer - Darkdancer
  7. From disco to disco
  8. Brothers
  9. Jaques your body make me sweat
  10. About funk
  11. About Funk - Darkdancer - Darkdancer
  12. Sametimes - Darkdancer - Darkdancer
  13. Damaged People - Darkdancer - Darkdancer

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1. Dreamin'
2. Music makes you lose control
3. Soft Machine
4. Hypnotise
5. Hey you what's that sound
6. Take A Little Time
7. From disco to disco
8. Brothers
9. Jaques your body make me sweat
10. About funk
11. About Funk
12. Sametimes
13. Damaged People

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If you're one of those lucky souls blessed with the gift of synesthesia (a condition in which the hearing of a sound may cause the listener to visualize a colour), you may not feel so lucky when listening to this album. What you'll picture in your mind's eye when you hear Darkdancer is the worst music video you've ever seen: feather-haired folks in red leather jackets with a surfeit of diagonal zippers wandering through a landscape of fluorescent geometric shapes. At the climax, everything moves in slow motion. Welcome back to the 1980s. Les Rhythmes Digitales, a.k.a. Jacques Lu Cont (an Englishman despite the name), digs that woebegone decade enough to make up for everyone else's lack of enthusiasm. On what is for all intents and purposes his debut, he's aimed his arsenal of vintage analog synths at your nostalgia and pleasure zones. The result is a smooth tour of eurythmic bass lines, vocoderizations, and a guest appearance from Canadian big-in-the-U.K., 80s singer Nik Kershaw. Considering how gimmicky the conception is, it's a surprisingly amenable listen from start to finish, though only on the astonishing single "Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)" does he tweak his source material enough to make clear he's capable of keeping some distance from his silliest indulgences. --Jeff Salamon

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Format: Audio CD
To describe Les Rythmes last offering Darkdancer as a simple retro step back to the early eighties is a huge mistake. Serious musicians and critics often rubbish this period despite the fact that it produced some of the most memorable pop songs ever recorded. Lu Cont's desire was to pay homage to the melodic electro of this period and adapt it to the modern night clubs of Europe. The key to this albums stunning success is the use of classic analogue keyboards which result in Darkdancer's rich and warm texture. It's incredibly catchy in places and superbly produced and you will be hard pushed to pick a favourate track. Darkdancer is a perfect summer album and it will never fail to get you in the mood for a night out clubbing. 80's diva Shannon makes a welcome return on a track that must have been written with her in mind called Takes a Little Time and it really cries out for a single release. Former 80's teen hero Nik Kershaw also comes out of exile and provides the vocal honours on Sometimes aided by a classic analogue bassline. It's the best thing he has ever done! I was fortunte enough to see Les Rythmes perform live in the dance tent at Reading Festival last summer, and the crowd went absolutely manic to the catchy rifts of Darkdancer. If you own a copy of the Human League's Dare or any of Depeche Mode's Vince Clark singles, you will adore this album!
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With the release of Darkdancer producer Stuart Price continues to pretend he's French, Jaques Lu Cont to be exact, and also slips back in time to the days when humans had huge padded shoulders and mobile phones the size and weight of a small caravan, the 80's.
Darkdancer still sounds very modern and cutting edge despite it's celebration of a by-gone era and mixes pure 80's pop, Take a little time, and up to date dance, (Hey you) What's that sound. He combines these two elements superbly to create probably the best track on the album, Sometimes which features Nik Kershaw on vocals.
This album is Price's best work to date. His previous album under the guise of Lu Cont, Liberation, was a very good album but had very little of his personality and tastes evident. His last effort, Living in a magazine by Zoot Woman, has maybe gone too far towards the 80's sound and is a little indulgent although it's still a very good album.
Overall Darkdancer is a great collection of songs and is instantly likeable. Highly recommended.
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I have to disagree with the 2 previous reviews. I grew up listening to 80's Electro / Synth pop stuff and there were plenty of people doing it back then who had far more groove to their tunes. This album is a waste of money for me. After hearing the only good track on the album (Jacques your body) I was expecting far more of the same. Instead all I got was loads of those cool old cheesy analogue synth sounds used in a bunch of dull, amateurish songs. I'm obviously in a minority here. I've heard so many good things about LRD that I can't believe it was such a poor CD. For me it has nothing to do with whether or not this guy takes himself far too seriously or whether he's a happy-go-lucky, sunny kind of guy - It's just that this album sucks a biggie and does nothing for me. If you get the option to send it back with Amazon then it'd be worth trying out, but I'm flogging mine to a mate who has appalling taste in music. Oh, and the cover is just terrible (Yes I do get the concept of it and I still think it's dodgy). BTW - I gave it 1 Star because of "Jacques your body".
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After hearing "Disco to Disco" at a friends house I decided to go and buy the albumn and I have never regreted it. The 12 track albumn takes you on an electrical musical trip. From the dark deep sounds of "Soft Machine" to the loveable 80's sound of "Takes a Little Time". This is an albumn I would recommend to anyone who wants to stick to dance music but hear something a little different or just someone who wants to be amazed...
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I bought this album last May when it was first released. After one whole year it still continues to throw up new things which amaze. The attention to detail of this record, as with everything else Les Rythmes Digitales do, is astounding. You can dance hard to it or listen hard to it - either way, it's pure class. Everyone I know who's heard any of it has ended up buying their own copy such is it's universal appeal and variety. "(Hey You) What's That Sound", "From:Disco To:Disco" and "Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)" are 101% dancefloor anthems, whereas "Take A Little Time" and "Sometimes" are more complete 'songs' in the traditional sense, if you know what I mean. My favorite is "About Funk", which has an amazing brightness, combined with cracking samples, some odd twisted rhythms and a boot full of 80s synth sounds. This album is ace for a party - buy it, then check out the LRD Live experience, which is the perfect compliment. Or check out Jacques' remix of "Feeling For You" by Cassius, which could slip onto this album unnoticed thanks to it's amazing creativity.
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By A Customer on 12 Nov. 1999
Format: Audio CD
Having always had a fondness for electro, silly dancing and bright hair I suppose it is no surprise that I love Les Rhythmes Digitales so much. After such a long time of people who are talented taking themselves far too seriously it is refreshing to hear such original (well kind of) music, done so well and with so much energy. No ponceying about looking as though he's being ohh so clever, he just goes for the kill with some great bass lines and wicked electro noises. I dare you to listen to tracks like "Dreamin'" and "Hey you.." without having to get up and throw some shapes....
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