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ARTIST
TITLE
Blacklist
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
BEC 5772501 BEC 5772501
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RELEASE DATE
8/2/2011

2009 release. Kap Bambino's third album, Blacklist makes some bold and brave moves. Perhaps the biggest curveball they could have thrown would be to go pop, which is just what they've done -- well, kind of. Blacklist is 12 tracks of deranged, maddening melodies and propulsive head-nod rhythms, taking the group's trademark concoctions and placing them amidst a setting that wouldn't look out of place in a stadium or headlining a festival. Caroline's vocals are brought center-stage and never have they sounded so clear, crisp and defiant, while Orion's production alchemy sounds like the work of a regal orchestra of androids, soundtracking an Armageddon-inducing war. Unlike most assaults of lawless rock'n'roll ideals, Kap Bambino's sound is not powered by guitars, or rather any live instruments whatsoever. The empowering eruption of frenzied discordance, space invader sucker-punch beats and caterwauling incantations conjured by the Bordeaux duo, Caroline Martial and Orion Bouvier, is the result of harnessing the unruly spirit of bands like Suicide and Nirvana, then feeding it through a tangled web of samplers, synthesizers and software modules. The result is a more immediate, more kinetic and more inspiring show than you witnessed from any of the baggy-shorted buffoons 2009 tried to throw up as punk-rockers. Housed in a gatefold sleeve.