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.