I had a hard time looking around the web to put my hands on the new eighth kitsuné compilation release.
Kistuné is a french label, famous for shooting new stars on the dance/electro scene. So their compilations are (or should be) hot.
First two tracks and the record label got me down. Are the teenager-sounding French Horn Rebellion and The Drums is IMO the perfect disastrous way to start anything. People must know that the childish Los Campesinos! was a mistake and that should never be repeated.
But Siriusmo saved the compilation in time. The german guy has a nice track. It sounds to me like the Health‘s album, more polished. The bass is so cool.
Le Corps Mince de Francoise is lame R&B in atari mode.
At this point it looks like Kitsuné is emphasizing chiptune-oriented electro.
Do the Midnight Juggernauts have a new vocalist? The New Technology sounds strange and weak compared to their debut album. Not only musically but technically as well.
The compilation proceeds with the weak Heartsrevollution, and the OK Logo.
Two Door Cinema is catchy but haven’t everybody listened enough of this kind of stuff?
The same goes for Beni, except the catchy part.
Slagsmalsklubben brings back chiptune sound with the Yello-like Brutal Weapon.
I wonder why the 2007’s distorted synths of Amwe is fooling around…
And Jolie Cherie scores for chiptunes again. But the vocals sucks SO BAD. I cannot stand that. ouch.
Chew Lips remixed by Alex Kapranos is not bad, but we all know why this track is here…
The next contender is Delphic. Successfuly inspired -again- by the Health‘s remixes album. Nice track.
Memory Tapes is already known by people around the Disco Dust blog. Not my cup of tea.
Still around the Disco Dust people is Parallels. Looks like they put their shit together, which resulted in a more concise track. And still not my cup of… tea.
The compilation goes on with Notes and Crystal Fighters. They’re nothing. Skip both.
My Tiger, My Timing closes the Kitsuné Maison Compilation Vol 8 with a simple, solid structured pop song.
The conclusion is, if you’re already a Kitsuné fan you’ll probably like it just because it’s Kitsuné. Otherwise I don’t think this edition is a relevant realease about newcomers rocking out now.