Trouser Press Tuesday: Trisomie 21April 14, 2009
Trouser Press is back this week. Here’s today’s random pick:
Million Lights (Play It Again Sam) 1987
Works (Play It Again Sam) 1989
T21 Plays the Pictures (Play It Again Sam) 1990
Although Trisomie 21 (whose lineup includes a full member credited with “advice and assistance”) has an extensive back catalogue of records at home, America has only recently begun enjoying the French quartet’s unsettling mutation of lush techno-pop with industrial dance ingredients. Alternating discrete songs with bilingual semi-tuneless vocals and Hervé Lomprez’s intriguing instrumentals, Million Lights is a continually shifting soundscape, combining keyboards, guitar, percussion, sound effects and other elements in a nicely moderated loud/soft pleasant/disturbing environment that never turns sonically hostile.(…)
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