Audio, Video, Disco

Audio, Video, Disco

by Justice


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Audio, Video, Disco

In their first half-decade of existence, the great paradox of the French duo known as Justice is that they have always been familiar, and yet you can't quite pin them down. No one could advocate for their debut full-length without mentioning Daft Punk, but the unique Justice voice was there in the mix too, becoming more obvious with each return visit. Four years later, its follow-up comes with the same appeal as prog rock, pop-metal, and that big drum thunk of the '80s, which are all touchstones for the overall sound. Still, the heart of the album comes from the duo's increasingly good songs and performance touches that are identifiably Augé and de Rosnay, as dreamy vocals echo underneath crisp percussion and very Euro-styled synths. Guitars plays a bigger role than ever as "Brianvision" comes with some Phil Manzanera-style riffage, while "New Lands" brings reminders of the Cars in all their new wave glory. Just so the dancefloors don't go hungry, the rhythmic thump is present on big singles like "Civilization," the title track, and the great "Helix," which sounds like Italo-disco going post-punk. With so many genres having heavy influences on this mash, Audio, Video, Disco might just be the quintessential example of pop music in the Internet world where everything is available, and available to shuffle, but the main point is good times, great record.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2011
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0825646643882
catalogNumber: 528522
Rank: 98714

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Justice   Primary Artist
Morgan Phalen   Vocals
Xavier De Rosnay   Group Member
Gaspard Augé   Group Member
Ali Love   Vocals
Vincenzi Vendetta   Vocals

Technical Credits

Justice   Producer
Morgan Phalen   Composer
Pedro Winter   Liner Notes,Music Business Affairs
Jeremie Rozan   Cover Art,Cover Image,Music Business Affairs
Xavier De Rosnay   Composer
Gaspard Augé   Composer
Charlotte Delarue   Cover Art,Cover Image,Music Business Affairs
So Me   Poster Illustration
Grégoire Corman   Music Business Affairs
Adrien Blanchat   Image Manipulation
Filipe Goncalves   Print Coordination
Vincenzi Vendetta   Composer
Serge Stephan   Model Maker
Christian De Rosnay   Music Business Affairs
Bertrand De Langeron   Music Business Affairs
Arnaud Potier   Poster Illustration
Amandine Romero   Music Business Affairs

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