May 31, 2007
IdealismMore on Digitalism
8 / 10 After remixing the likes of Tom Vek and those neon, new rave tykes Klaxons for the past few years, Jens Moelle and Ismail Tuefekci, aka Digitalism, are aiming their own robotic house-rock at the dancefloors of the world. The perfect move, considering cats such as Simian Mobile Disco and LCD Soundsystem thrive as healthily as any sub-Libertines trilby-rockers. Indeed, ‘Idealism’ is dusted with the kind of metallic house glitter caking LCD’s ‘Sound Of Silver’, and, just as promisingly, the title track could have been carved from Daft Punk before they decided they were human after all. Elsewhere, synth-punch ‘Pogo’ thwacks like a double uppercut from The Chemical Brothers – just one of the block rockin’ feats here.
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