Kitsuné Maison Vol. 8

Kitsuné Maison Vol. 8

     
 
The eighth compilation in the Kitsune label's series of demi-label/scene samplers is called the "Chic and Nice" issue -- and it would have been amusing if they had just gone for a bunch of Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards compositions. As it is, it's an understandably enjoyable slice of the peppy

Overview

The eighth compilation in the Kitsune label's series of demi-label/scene samplers is called the "Chic and Nice" issue -- and it would have been amusing if they had just gone for a bunch of Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards compositions. As it is, it's an understandably enjoyable slice of the peppy put-it-all-together dance-for-blogging-fiends sounds the label happily encourages, a sound for the mashed-up descendants of the DFA, Daft Punk, Andrew W.K., and any number of similar strains of beat-friendly indie pop types. (Not for nothing does Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos make a guest appearance, remixing Chew Lips' "Salt Air" by starting with a spare, haunted, yet strangely pretty slow burn shifting into a nervous, commanding stomp.) It might not be surprising in the end that songs like the Drums' "Let's Go Surfing" and Delphic's "This Momentary" could themselves have come from a two-decade-earlier jam session between Unrest, Factory Records remixes, and Swedish dance-rock fiends -- if there's a sense of history repeating, what's even more enjoyable is how these recombinations still feel firmly "now," whether it's in the unabashed kick of the beats or the sheer exuberance on display throughout. As might be expected, not everything fully connects, or otherwise fills in time without standing out from the crowd, such as enjoyable enough tracks by acts like Beni and Two Door Cinema Club, a new Kitsune signing that in the Moulinex remix of "I Can Talk" feels like an anthem not fully able to let go in the chorus. But while Memory Tapes' "Bicycle" almost steals the show with a pitch perfect Robert Smith-in-1986 guitar break, Le Corps Mince de Francoise is the overall standout with "Something Golden," which rides a "is it art, is it pop, is it dance? Who cares?" collage of vocals and melodies and more in ways that constantly resist easy summary.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/2009
Label:
Kitsune
UPC:
3661311007842
catalogNumber:
24
Rank:
228363

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sam Sparro   Vocals

Technical Credits

Graham Dickson   Composer
Jonathan Pierce   Composer
Merlin Moulinex   Remixing
Ken Baird   Composer
Ewan Pearson   Producer
Alex Kapranos   Remixing
Kim Moyes   Composer
Single   Composer
Slagsmålsklubben   Composer
Midnight Juggernauts   Composer
Dayve Hawk   Composer
Heartsrevolution   Composer
Eliot James   Producer
Delphic   Composer,Producer
Etienne de Champfleury   Composer
Chew Lips   Composer
Amwe   Composer
Harvard Bass   Remixing
My Tiger My Timing   Composer
Jonas Verwijnen   Producer
Friedrich Moritz   Composer
Mia Kemppainen   Composer
Emma Kemppainen   Composer
Robert Perlick-Molinari   Composer
David Perlick-Molinari   Composer
Sam Halliday   Composer
Alex Trimble   Composer
Thomas Desnoyers   Composer
Hugues Tonnet De Parrel   Composer
Mélina Duval   Composer
Samir Alliche   Composer
Sparro   Composer
Sebastian Pringle   Composer
Gilbert Vierich   Composer
Nova Drougge   Composer

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