(more like LEAK-a-licious, am I right? oh so right)
So listening through a few times I’m actually happily surprised. Maybe the early-released singles had lowered my expectations a few hundred kliks but in all the honesty, this album isn’t half bad. It’s solid. And precious. While any songs standing alone may be pretty weak, as a unit it allows you to appreciate this sophomore album for what it is: a little quest. Venturing off from Hard House roots, exploring and breaking through new sound ground.
<< Don’t worry, I’ll post links as YouTube catches up to the rest of the internet. Current favorite is Parade, so that’ll be first on The List >>
Obviously, you can’t go into this album expecting another Cross. Everything they’ve put out since A Cross the Universe has indicated they were heading in this new direction. Like glamrockers from the future nostalgic for the early 80’s, there’s just …. something in those epic orchestral synth chords. Their Dior Homme set (aka Planisphere) and remix of Let Love Rule were probably the most noticeable steps in the transition. The release of Civilization and Audio Video Disco were just confirmation.
So in the end, f you’re still stuck on zee old Joostees, don’t even bother. Go listen to some SebastiAn. That dude ROCKS HARD. He’ll fill that hole in your heart right up. I think Total is the most cohesive bundle he’s put out to date but I’m probably biased because I’m hands down obsessed! with that shit.
Then again, maybe these new Justice tracks will fill a hole you didn’t even know you had. That one hole that requires equal parts Alan Parsons Project and Ratatat, slightly reminiscent of Daft Punk.
What can I say, these musical heart holes are oddly specific.