Album Review: Danton Eeprom - 'Yes Is More' (Foundation)

In the case of this idiosyncratic outsider less is more

The quest to mint the perfect dance music artist album, a counterintuitive amalgam of songs, attitude and mechanised club grooves, is as old as rave culture itself. One way is to recreate yourself – á la Simon Bookish, Jamie Lloyd or Chelonis R Jones – as a bohemian Bowie, an idiosyncratic outsider attempting to fuse rock, art and dancefloor into a chameleon whole. Frenchman Danton Eeprom is of that lineage. Trouble is, his clever, moody electro-pop is only mildly diverting, while his star-quality-free excursions into minimal techno genuinely dazzle. A pointless cover of ‘Lost In Music’, for instance, is wildly outshone by the claustrophobic drama of the 10-minute ‘Confessions Of An English Opium-Eater’.

Tony Naylor

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6 / 10

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