Nocturnes

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
As the title suggests, Little Boots' 2013 release, Nocturnes, is a sultry, late-night, slow burn of an album that finds the British electronic diva building upon the anthemic dance-oriented sound of her 2009 debut Hands. Having carved out a niche on the increasingly crowded dancefloor amongst a gaggle of similarly inclined acts like Ellie Goulding, La Roux, Robyn, and Lady Gaga with such cuts as "Stuck on Repeat," and "Earthquake," Victoria Hesketh aka Little Boots has found a more personal niche within the genre on Nocturnes. Subsequently, though still an infectious listen, Nocturnes is a surprisingly low-key affair. Tracks like "Strangers" and "Motorway," in which Little ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
As the title suggests, Little Boots' 2013 release, Nocturnes, is a sultry, late-night, slow burn of an album that finds the British electronic diva building upon the anthemic dance-oriented sound of her 2009 debut Hands. Having carved out a niche on the increasingly crowded dancefloor amongst a gaggle of similarly inclined acts like Ellie Goulding, La Roux, Robyn, and Lady Gaga with such cuts as "Stuck on Repeat," and "Earthquake," Victoria Hesketh aka Little Boots has found a more personal niche within the genre on Nocturnes. Subsequently, though still an infectious listen, Nocturnes is a surprisingly low-key affair. Tracks like "Strangers" and "Motorway," in which Little Boots fantasizes about jumping in her car and getting away from her troubles in a kind of road-trip catharsis, have an expansive, ambient quality that seems to reflect a more introspective mood. In "Motorway" she sings "Getting late, coffee's cold/Heavy eyes on the road/We won't stop, no we won't break/Shadows high overtake/The small town we left behind/It's not even on my mind." These kind of ruminative, evocative lyrics permeate the record, lending it a more subdued feel than one might expect from Little Boots' previous dance-heavy singles. However, there are still enough vintage-influenced dance sounds and winky, glitter-mascara moments to appeal to even the most camp-oriented club kid. To these ends, the house-influenced "Every Night I Say a Prayer" brings to mind Blonde Ambition Tour-era Madonna, and "Broken Record," with its pulsing Italo-disco beat and church bell accents, sounds like an ABBA club hit produced by Giorgio Moroder. Ultimately, if Hands was Little Boots' booty-shaking call to the dancefloor, then Nocturnes is the afterglow, post-party soundtrack for the ride home.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2013
  • Label: On Repeat Records
  • EAN: 5055667602239
  • Catalog Number: 602
  • Sales rank: 13,746

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Motorway (4:59)
  2. 2 Confusion (5:01)
  3. 3 Broken Record (4:33)
  4. 4 Shake (5:31)
  5. 5 Beat Beat (4:18)
  6. 6 Every Night I Say a Prayer (3:38)
  7. 7 Crescendo (5:42)
  8. 8 Strangers (6:39)
  9. 9 All For You (4:21)
  10. 10 Satellite (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Little Boots Primary Artist
Charlie Jones Bass
Bruno Ellingham Bass
Tim Goldsworthy Synthesizer
Darren Morris Keyboards
Technical Credits
Rick Nowels Composer
John Dent Mastering
Pascal Gabriel Composer
Jack Featherstone Art Direction
Bruno Ellingham Programming
Tim Goldsworthy Producer
James Ford Composer, Producer
Victoria Hesketh Composer
Devrim "DK" Karaoglu Composer
Andrew Butler Composer, Additional Production
Jim Eliot Composer
Magnus Lidehäll Composer
Jeppe Laursen Composer, Additional Production
Max Parsons Art Direction
Ariel Reichtshaid Composer, Additional Production
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