Album Review: Death In Vegas – ‘Trans-Love Energies’

Score

Particularly good record collection rock

It might be pushing it to call [a]Death In Vegas[/a]’ Richard Fearless the British James Murphy, but Fearless might well have recognised himself in the self-lacerating lines of [a]LCD Soundsystem[/a]’s ‘[b]Losing My Edge[/b]’, not least because its list of hipster touchstones – Can, Suicide, The Sonics, “[i]every seminal Detroit techno hit[/i]” – sounds exactly like the ingredients for this record. Fearless himself assumes vocal duties, although [a]Austra[/a]’s Katie Stelmanis is also occasionally employed to help the music transcend the dank analogue dungeon of its creation. Yes, this is record collection rock – but Fearless has a particularly good record collection.

Sam Richards

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Details

Record label: Portobello Records Ltd
Release date: 26 Sep, 2011