Thursday, May 18, 2006

CELLULOIDE - Bodypop ep (2006) / Naphtaline ep (2003) (by REQ)

Usually described as minimal electronics, Celluloide delivers a pure synthpop, adaptated from 80's analog and 8-bit sounds into the modern age.

10 Mar 2006
EBM, Electro, Synth-pop

darkleti: stereo vocals
member u-0176: vocals + electronics
patryck holdwem: vocals + electronics


Bodypop ep (2006)

01 People Like Me
02 Lose Control
03 Audio Therapy
04 Who Is The Angel
05 I Am Fine
06 I Am Fine (remixed by Ciëlo)

Naphtaline ep (2003) (free from their homepage)

01. Amoureux Solitaires (Lio)
02. In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated (DCD)
03. Three Imaginary Boys (The Cure)
04. Happy House (Siouxsie & The Banshees)
05. Alice (The Sisters Of Mercy)
06. Lights From A Dead Star (Lush)

Links to download: celluloid-bodytalk ep 2006 naphtaline mini ep 2003


Passion & Excitements – forthcoming 2006
Bodypop EP – 2006
Words Once Said - 2004
Naphtaline (Virtual) E.P. - 2003
Naive Heart - 2002

"Since releasing three five track demos between the 2000 and 2001 and releasing two full-length albums ("Naive Heart" in 2002 and "Words Once Said" in 2003) and one free downloadable EP ("Naphtaline virtual EP" in 2003), French artists Celluloide return with their new EP "Bodypop". Stemming from a purely analogue driven electronic sound, the new mini-album provides a clear progression in the bands work and is an exciting taster to their new album "Passions And Excitement" which is due out later this year. This EP really couldn't have been given a more rewarding name. "Bodypop", in a sense, does exactly what it says on the tin! Starting off with highly addictive track "People Like Me", the listener is directly transported to the bands energetic mix of tuneful bouncing melodies and cold female vocals. This is highly evident in the tracks "Audio Therapy" and, for me, the stand out track "I Am Fine". The latter mentioned should definitely (if it hasn't already) be considered as a single. It's through these tracks that you realise the excellent production quality, which is something that I often find that other analogue-driven Synthpop acts sometimes overlook. Another track worth a mention is "Losing Control". Being quite a sensitive track, I thought it was well placed between the upbeat openers and the EP's final remix of the excellent "I Am Fine". This is a great introduction to this year's forthcoming album and truly a 'must have' for fans of analogue-driven Synthpop. I can only hope that the album can live up to what the EP has surpassed in achieving. "-- Thinlizard

"Celluloide has received loads of praise on their two albums "Naive Heart" and "Words Once Said". The synthpop on these albums was performed very well and many of the tracks stayed in your head for days after listening to them.Now Celluloide is back with the "Bodypop E.P.", an EP to introduce a new sound (Bodypop) to the listeners, the sound that will fill the full length album, planned later this year "Passion And Excitements".The six tracks on this EP still got a lot of what made Celluloide so well-received. The cold female vocals, the bleepy synths. New is the more pronounced EBM-influence. Not too big influence, but clearly there. An influence that gives an extra touch to the tracks. Makes them even moresuitable for dance-floors, but on a downside also gives them a little less of that "stick-to-the-mind"- quality.Where Celluloide themselves call the pronounced EBM influences a big new step, I believe that all old fans can still blindly buy this album. Where changes are audible, they are not that pronounced that the music needs a new word to define the genre. Bodypop is not that, but it for sure is one very good album that one can keep on listening to. I for one am surely looking forward the full-length album."

somewhere between the early Depeche Mode and Zoot Woman ...

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