Vitalic – ‘Rave Age’
Razor-sharp electronic music with a heavy-metal soul that’s delivered with buckets of wit
Vitalic’s third album retreads the same gleefully maximal path as the records that came before it. But let’s not criticise the 36-year-old Gallic rave lord for failing to move his sound on, because that would be like moaning that the last Slayer album could have done with a few more ballads. Instead, let’s praise this razor-sharp electronic music with a heavy-metal soul that’s delivered with buckets of wit, panache and invention. ‘The March Of Skabah’, which welds a dancehall rhythm to Vitalic’s already OTT sonic palette, is a triumph, while ‘Under Your Sun’ has classic French pop DNA coursing through it. Best enjoyed loud.