Witching Hour CD (2011)

Artist: Ladytron

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Label Nettwerk America/ada
SKU 219360883
UPC 067003091428
UPC 14 00067003091428
Format CD
Release Date 1/18/2011
Author Ladytron
Technical Info
Producer Jim Abbiss; Ladytron
CatalogID 30914
Lable Name Nettwerk
Released 01/18/2011
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 75m : 55s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00067003091428
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Elevator, Liverpool; Sahara Sound, London.
Photographer: Mira Aroyo.
Indie electro-pop outfit Ladytron turned in their most accomplished and realized effort with 2005's WITCHING HOUR. The heavy influence of early-'80s synth-pop is still prevalent here, though less so than on previous releases. Instead, WITCHING HOUR incorporates the aesthetics of New Order and Depeche Mode into a sound that also features elements of shoegaze and dream pop, making for an alluring, atmospheric vibe.
Ladytron's music is moody, with goth overtones, a feeling perfectly suited to their chilly synth-scapes and eerie melodies. Yet the group leavens these qualities with sharp songwriting, casting out hooky refrains that float on the voices of singers Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo. All told, Ladytron mix classic elements of '90s indie rock with an updated, postmodern approach, making for dark, sophisticated contemporary pop.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (No. 843, p.76) - "...[B]ristling guitars that anchor the most pneumatic of beats--and supremely catchy songs that pulse with life." - Grade: B
Uncut (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]hey've hit upon a stunning marriage of shoegaze swoon and electro hauteur, oddly reminiscent of early-'90s misfits Curve."
Magnet (p.102) - "'Beauty*2' understands old-school electro's darkness so much that it can confidently twist it with a lullaby melody."
Disc 1
1 High Rise
2 Destroy Everything You Touch
3 International Dateline
4 Soft Power
5 Cmyk
6 Amtv
7 Sugar
8 Fighting In Built Up Areas
9 Last One Standing, The
10 Weekend
11 Beauty*2
12 Whitelightgenerator
13 All the Way.
14 Sugar [Archigram Remix] - (remix)
15 International Dateline [Simian Mobile Disco Remix] - (remix)
16 Destroy Everything You Touch [Hot Chip Remix] - (remix)
17 Soft Power [Vicarious Bliss Gutter Remix] - (remix)
Product Attributes
Artist Ladytron
Label Nettwerk Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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