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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

DIGITALISM - "Idealism" 77%

I am in love with "Idealism", the debut LP from German remix duo DIGITALISM. The album, released in N. America on Astralwerks, is an electro-punk opus. Things get started with the epic 1-2-punch of sinister stomper 'Magnets' and spaced-out synth odyssey 'Zdarlight', before busting out into a string of amazing electro-punk bangers 'I Want I Want', 'Idealistic', 'Digitalism in Cairo' and the current hit 'Pogo'. 'Digitalism in Cairo' is quite possibly the most inventive cover I've heard in light years, a vast reimagination of THE CURE's post-punk classic 'Fire In Cairo'.

The second half of "Idealism" keeps the pace in check, finding just enough quiet time ('Moonlight'/'Jupiter Approach') to balance out the otherwise bangin' sci-fi party before closing things out with the exceptional final track 'Echoes'.

Highly recommended!!!

Digitalism - Pogo (Music Video)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're not the only one. It's a great album, maybe the best we will see this year...