Sunday, April 20, 2008
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Australia may not be the first country that springs to mind when thinking of places with strong music scenes, but judging from recent projects like Muscles, Midnight Juggernauts or Gotye, we may have to quickly change our perception (and I know, the lack of any mention until now about Muscle's infectious 2007 album "Guns Babes Lemonade" has been unforgiving from my part). Another band from down-under with more than a few good things about them are Cut Copy who, with this second album, are destined to conquer the hearts of many music lovers around the world. With an amazing collection of fantastic hooks, "In Ghost Colours" is one of the best synth-pop records ever to come out this side of The Tough Alliance. Starting as an updated and inspired take on New Order at their best and ending up on uncovered and exciting new territory that manages to blend rock and electro in never-heard-before fashion, there's also a genuine sense of fun and pleasure that is unbelievably contagious. Co-produced by DFA's Tim Goldsworthy and loaded with vibrant keyboards, glorious guitars (both acoustic and electric), silky summer melodies, pulsating beats and epic synths, along with the aforementioned addictive hooks, "In Ghost Colours" works as a gigantic non-stop party voyage that never ceases to overload our senses with incredibly good treats. (9/10).
Cut Copy - Lights And Music (video)