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4.0 out of 5 stars
Air Have Taught Him Well, 15 Sept. 2001
"Don't Kill" is a fantastically enjoyable album, especially if you're in a good mood! Known for being a protege of those now masters of Lounge, 'Air', his debut album bears many of the trademarks of his mentors. The single, "Power Glove", featuring Astrale on vocals, is a real pop treat, but isn't without a cool alternative attitude. The 80's synth guitar sound is particularly prominent in this song, but still features strongly throughout the rest of the album. The production values are typically high for the latest in a growing gang of French Dance wizards. If anything, Rob's music is less futuristic than his contemporaries like Mirwais, Air and Alex Gopher, and considerably more retrospective in its feel. But this is still a stunningly modern album, which oozes style and that 'lovable' French arrogance! The feeling I get from this album is that Rob will go on to make even better albums than "Dont Kill", because he clearly has a massive flair for production and a lovely ear for a tune. But perhaps his off-centre style will prevent him from ever reaching the chart success of his mates from Air.