Thursday, April 03, 2014
Put on the circuit only recently via Hamburg's Audiolith Records is the sophomore album of the hanseatic Indie outfit Fuck Art, Let's Dance! which is coming up with a dozen new tracks on "Atlas" as the longplay piece is entitled. Warming up your local club floor with the decent and dreamy title track before conquering hearts with the - kind of - anthemic first single "We're Manicals" that easily fuses intimate Pop moments with a slowly pumping electronic 4-2-the-floor foundation that does not fully cover the swathing haze of megrim that's to be felt even in more uptempo shots like "Deja-Vu", the A-side's closing tune on the vinyl version and the first one that's firing from all cylinders and driving crowds mad with it's lo-fi'ish bass motif, driving electronic beats, sweetly seducting melody and shout along vocals. Turning the black vinyl to side B you'll find "Those Dancing Days" - the next tune that's made for... dancing. An easy one to guess, I guess, and with its aerial vibe an ideal song for Indie girls to fall in love on the dancefloor. Following up is "Divided", a ballad reminiscing to cheesy, kitsch-covered 80s Plastic Pop with a more romantic vibe but at the same time serving a more intimate, bedroom feel for a reason. As "Atlas" progresses we see more deep and surely heartfelt IndiePop happening with tunes like "Sense" or the final cut "Talisman" tenderly kissing all fans goodnight. Actually not an album filled with obvious hits with the exception of "Deja-Vu" , but one that'll surely grow on all fans as time goes by.