Groove Armada - Black Light

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Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by nebulae » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:51 pm

This record is the shiz!!!!!!!! (a preemptive fuck you to those who will inevitably disagree)

The last couple of records have experimented in unique directions, but this one has a dirty crunchy overcompressed glam-synth-rock sound, and I loves it!
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by beats me » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:55 pm

A new album?!? Fuck ya. Love these guys.

Love their live show too, playing a lot of the music live with instruments as opposed to letting the computer do most of the heavy lifting, unlike....I dunno, just about everybody else who does dance electronica.

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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by nebulae » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:00 pm

^yeah man, this record has so much bizarreness in its song compositions and production techniques that it will be polarizing for sure. I think it's a fairly brave record. Check it out.
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by steko » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:05 pm

Thanks for the heads-up neb! :)

Always loved 'em. Gonna check out later.
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by nebulae » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:13 pm

yeah, curious about your opinions...this is not their normal sound...
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by beats me » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:16 pm

nebulae wrote:this one has a dirty crunchy overcompressed glam-synth-rock sound, and I loves it!
The only thing that concerns me is this seems to be the "hey let's return to the 80's" sound too many people are trying to do right now.

I'll reserve my thoughts until I hear it though.

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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by nebulae » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:26 pm

beats me wrote:
nebulae wrote:this one has a dirty crunchy overcompressed glam-synth-rock sound, and I loves it!
The only thing that concerns me is this seems to be the "hey let's return to the 80's" sound too many people are trying to do right now.

I'll reserve my thoughts until I hear it though.
Well, let's put it this way...where Goldfrapp utterly failed in achieving this with their latest ode to Olivia Newton John, Groove Armada not only succeeds, but takes it to very innovative levels.
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Post by beats me » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:27 pm

nebulae wrote:
beats me wrote:
nebulae wrote:this one has a dirty crunchy overcompressed glam-synth-rock sound, and I loves it!
The only thing that concerns me is this seems to be the "hey let's return to the 80's" sound too many people are trying to do right now.

I'll reserve my thoughts until I hear it though.
Well, let's put it this way...where Goldfrapp utterly failed in achieving this with their latest ode to Olivia Newton John, Groove Armada not only succeeds, but takes it to very innovative levels.
Good stuff.

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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by steko » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:28 pm

First impressions from MySpace: LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Pet Shop Boys - 80s - camp…

My favs: Vertigo - Love Box

Need more & deeper listening
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by nebulae » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:34 pm

^ha, yeah, I get the camp...question is do you likes it? ;)
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by steko » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:42 pm

Not sure yet... (nothing against camp ideologically, musically sometimes...) :wink:
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by nebulae » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:26 pm

I'm now starting to hear all sorts of other songs in the record. One song has a Safety Dance vibe, while another has a Smalltown Boy vibe. That's cool.
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by LoopStationZebra » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:58 pm

^That's because it's horrid derivative shite that can't find it's own way so must mine music from the worst decade imaginable.


Wait. Did you tell me to fuck off earlier? :P
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by nebulae » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:10 pm

I did. Please do. 80s rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Groove Armada - Black Light

Post by beats me » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:34 pm

From my experience brown people have a love for the 80's like no other. Maybe it's because music of the 80's sounds like music from the distant future compared to what's being released in their homeland.

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