Clazziquai #3: Love child of the century

Clazziquai #3: Love child of the century(Fluxus Music, June 2007)

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Clazziquai’s third album revisits much of the material from their previous efforts, but somehow fails to repeat the freshness. In an attempt to do something new, they have come up with a bigger, poppier sound, with the emphasis on a wall of synthesised support for their previously more transparent style.

Take as an example of the new, bigger sound, track 2, Lover boy:

or the third track, 생의 한가운데:

The sixth track – Last Tango – in contrast is a much more acoustic number — a slow Latin sound:

— but we’re immediately back into the electronica for the seventh track.

There’s the usual high standard of singing from Horan and Alex, and there’s the same feel-good atmosphere, so if you’re a completist, don’t hesitate, but if you’re choosy and already have their earlier work maybe you should try something different.

Links:

  • If you have the clunky browser and weird plugins necessary to navigate the typically impenetrable Korean website technology, every track of this album can be sampled at Clazziquai’s official site. Maybe.
  • Otherwise you can buy the album at YesAsia

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