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Great producer in search of tunes
on 2 October 2011
This one's not BAD but I struggle to understand how it can garner the excessive praise it has received both on these pages and elsewhere. Felix is a great producer, with a good ear for a vintage sound and a big beat. What's missing from this album is TUNES! Felix is not making repetitive trance, where a lack of a tune can be an asset - he's making pop music, cool and groovy pop maybe, but still pop. This album's fantastic producion sheen leaves an excellent first impression, but on repeated listens the lack of melody becomes swiflty boring, then on several tracks actively irritating. Many of the tracks have repetitive monotone female vocals in a clear reference back to classic 80's pop like Visage. Here, they are over-used and so annoying that the skip button gets frequent use. Listen with caution.