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Limited two CD edition includes bonus disc containing seven remixes. 2011 sophomore album from the American Electronic Pop outfit. Herc main man Andy Butler has shifted the focus gently away from the New York House and Disco forms of the debut; relocating to Denver and recording the album in Vienna with Techno producer Patrick Pulsinger. Herc mainstay Kim Ann Foxman returns on vocals, and is joined in starring roles by Venezuelan singer Aerea Negrot, fan-turned-collaborator Shaun Wright and Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Blue Songs sees Bulter broaden his musical palette - "There's definitely jacking House and there's definitely even more full-blown Disco, but there's also more experimental, softer music" he explains,.
Hercules & Love Affair
Isaiah M Lewis
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Gone is the heady interplay of horns, disco, and Greek mythology. Instead, Blue Songs offers a club-ready thump, minor-key rhythm chords and sampled shouts of "Go!" and "Come on!" It's rooted far deeper in the Detroit/Chicago influence than the debut. There are a few instruments other than drum machines -- occasional strings or staccato piano notes (echoes of "Strings Of Life") -- but the main body of "My House" is far more representative, all drums and bleeping synth rhythms.
Antony Hegarty and Nomi Ruiz have been swapped out for several new vocalists, including Kele Okereke from Bloc Party. The new...
I love the first self titled album. I love the vocals, love the horns, love the classic disco feel. It's fantastic. It's tough to beat songs like 'Blind' and 'Athena'. But I've listened to Blue Songs for the past few months... repeated listens, a lot of time to let it sink in. I'm sure plenty people will disagree but that's too bad. This album is even better.
It's better for me because I love the theme of this album. It's still got some disco, but this album is house. It's so very house, and it's so very well done. 'My House', 'Falling' - these are great disco/house/electronic tracks. Modern production, euphoric tunes. This is music made by someone who loves dance music. And cripes! There's even more. 'I Can't Wait': This song is great! 'Visitor'... again, great music, great song. There's been some critisism for the ballads on this album, and I can see where this is coming from. Where the first album had songs (and singers) more upfront and bold, this album has more...
For people who are expecting Blue Songs to sound like the debut album, I can see where this album might be a bit of a let down, or maybe just too different. As the previous reviewer mentioned, gone are the Greek references, the bleak vocals of Antony, the soulful stylings of Nomi. The days of DFA/nudisco sounding Hercules seem pretty over.I find that to be a good thing, as Andrew Butler has always said that every album will have a new batch of singers and he has made good on that promise. What you do get now are the soul sung vocals from Shaun J wright, the amazing Aerea Negrot who sounds probably what Nina Hagen would if she did house, and the incomparable Kim Ann Foxman. To me this album shows a tremendous amount of growth. I'm sure it could have been easy and faster to release had this group just remade the debut album and pumped it out a year or two ago. From what I can hear though, it seems like much effort went into recreating a 90's sound and feel but just on...
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