Album Review: Autokratz - 'Self Help For Beginners'

Missing the beat once again

Album Review: Autokratz - 'Self Help For Beginners'

Dance music has proved fertile ground for those of an autocratic bent over the last 30-odd years. [b]James Murphy[/b], [a]Aphex Twin[/a] and [b]Patrick Cowley[/b] found that tunnel vision and lack of compromise suits the genre well. [b]David Cox[/b] and [b]Russell Crank[/b], on the other hand, opted for the misleading nomenclature of autoKratz presumably because The Barely Competent Late Adopters had already been taken.

Not quite sure what to play now that new rave is but a bad memory, they have opted for a bland form of electro-meets-synth pop, and not even the appearance of [b]Peter Hook[/b] and [a]Primal Scream[/a] guitarist [b]Andrew Innes[/b] can stop this from stinking like a tramp’s gusset in a heatwave.

John Doran

Order a copy of Autokratz's 'Self Help For Beginners' from Amazon

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
More Autokratz
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM