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Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Cut Copy are an electro-dance band from Australia. The mastermind behind the trio is DJ and producer Dan Whitford, who draws his inspiration from 80’s pop/disco songs. Back in 2004 they became known with their Bright Like Neon Love album (released worldwide in 2006) and now are back (released at the start of April) with their second album In Ghost Colours (in the meantime they also released a DJ compilation from Fabric).
The new album follows the same track as their debut (no surprise here). A mix of synth pop, indie vocals, ethereal voices and retro 80’s tunes are thrown alongside dance bits, French electro-house and doses of new wave. Sounds like a real mayhem bound to fail, but here’s where Whitford’s genius (along with the magic touches from DFA’s “hit-machine” producer Tim Goldsworthy) come into play. All of the songs are a breeze to listen to, with pop melodies and lyrics in the foreground and everything else supplementing instead of confusing the listener. In other words, while there are endless elements thrown around in each track, they still remain pop/dance tunes that will get you dancing or singing along. Cut Copy have created another favorite album to accompany us during our summer vacations and in contrast to most albums I have reviewed lately, this one doesn’t require multiple listening; it’s instantly enjoyable! (having said that, this is it's only drawback; instant fun, great soundtrack for the summer but nothing more...)

Hearts on Fire

Lights and Music

PS. Some of the tracks (like Hearts on Fire and Lights and Music) have given tremendous hype to the band, which for the last weeks has been toping most of the blog-websphere


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