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Kitsuné Maison Vol. 8

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/2009
  • Label: Kitsune
  • EAN: 3661311007842
  • Catalog Number: 24
  • Sales rank: 187,270

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Up All Night - French Horn Rebellion (3:26)
  2. 2 Let's Go Surfing - The Drums (2:55)
  3. 3 High Together - Siriusmo (3:46)
  4. 4 Someting Golden - Le Corps Mince de Francoise (3:46)
  5. 5 This New Technology - Midnight Juggernauts (3:38)
  6. 6 Dance till Dawn - Heartsrevolution (3:30)
  7. 7 Junocide - Logo (4:28)
  8. 8 I Can Talk - Two Door Cinema Club (5:02)
  9. 9 Brutal Weapons - Slagsmålsklubben (5:25)
  10. 10 Maximus - Beni (5:34)
  11. 11 Friction Between the Lovers - Amwe (3:24)
  12. 12 Star - Jolie Cherie (3:33)
  13. 13 Salt Air (4:52)
  14. 14 This Momentary - Delphic (3:57)
  15. 15 Bicycle - Memory Tapes (5:18)
  16. 16 Find the Fire - Parallels (3:56)
  17. 17 Control - Nottee (4:07)
  18. 18 Encore (0:10)
  19. 19 I Love London - Crystal Fighters (2:47)
  20. 20 I Am the Sound - My Tiger My Timing (4:13)
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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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