Friday, 8 April 2016

Giorgio Moroder – deja-vu (CD)

It`s a rainy Sunday afternoon, you`re at the thrift store scoping out second hand CDs. You find a sealed CD. What does it tell you? Here`s a couple of theories:
A – It comes from a bankrupt record store.
B – Someone stole this and gave it to the store.
C – This is so damned bad that no one bothered to open it. Instead of throwing it in the garbage bin. The person felt like recycling this. One man`s garbage could be one man`s treasure. A music philanthropist donated this CD.
Personally, I remember Giorgio Moroder`s cool electro / ambient / disco soundtrack works: Midnight Express (1978), Battlestar Galactica (1978), American Gigolo (1980), Cat People (1982), Mamba (1988), Fair Game (1988), and Another Way (1988). There`s some guest singers on deja-vu: Sia, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Kylie Minogue, Matthew Koma, Britney Spears, Foxes, Kelis and Marlene. It took me some listening to `appreciate` this album. In life, nothing is totally good or bad. Let`s find the good points and bad points, shall we.
Goodies; good choice of singers, top-notch production, excellent electronic / disco / synth-pop / dance music.
Badies: generic and commercial. It sounds like your regular, flavor of the day, mass produced electronic dance music. I tried but nothing works for me here. I`ll stick to his old soundtracks.    

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