A carnival of futuristic retro-sounds, the Brazilian Girls' second full-length album, Talk To La Bomb, is like a trip to a smoke-filled red velvet circus tent in a fish-eye dream. The New York-based quartet's signature mix of sexy pop-house and stage theatrics (mainly on photogenic lead vocalist Sabina Sciubba's part) has made them international couture and music scene darlings and La Bomb is a natural and dynamic follow-up to their self-titled debut and a dramatic expansion of its range. This time the frenzy is more feverish and the opium-cloud quiet is more nuanced and dreamy, but with an emphasis on the harder stuff overall.
Kicking things off, â€œJiqueâ€ opens with a tease of featherweight electric organ but quickly explodes into a dance-rock epic reminiscent of an amped-up Blondie with strings, setting the tone for the album. â€œAll About Usâ€ follows with a harmonious marriage of soulful house, afrobeat, and melancholia that only the Girls could pull off. And thatâ€™s just the beginning. Due in stores 12 September 2006, you can pre-order from Verve or Amazon.
by DJ Scribe