February 18, 2010

Vitalic - Flashmob (2009)

Quite possibly the best experimental techno album of 2009. Vitalic surpasses his 2005 debut OK Cowboy by leaps and bounds, creating soundscapes not heard since the dance heyday of the '90s. The title cut "Flashmob" sounds like the love child of Justice and Lindstrom, with detuned synths, closely programmed head-maddening rhythms, but not crazy enough for the listener to get too sucked in to. Child vocals and quick grooves are all around this album, creating a crazy but subtle listen at the same time.

With this release, Vitalic owns the electronic dance genre. Dance albums aren't made like this anymore, and it's a treat for anyone here to pick this gem up.

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