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Witching Hour (2005)

Artist: Ladytron
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Format: CD
Sku: 64012367
UPC: 014431082825
UPC 14: 00014431082825
Release Date: 9/27/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. High Rise ~ Ladytron
2. Destroy Everything You Touch ~ Ladytron
3. International Dateline ~ Ladytron
4. Soft Power ~ Ladytron
5. CMYK ~ Ladytron
6. AMTV ~ Ladytron
7. Sugar ~ Ladytron
8. Fighting In Built Up Areas ~ Ladytron
9. Last One Standing, The ~ Ladytron
10. Weekend ~ Ladytron
11. Beauty*2 ~ Ladytron
12. WhiteLightGenerator ~ Ladytron
13. All the Way... - (Club mix) ~ Ladytron
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Ladytron: Daniel Hunt, Helen Marnie, Mira Aroyo, Reuben Wu.
Muze PNote Recording information: Elevator, Liverpool; Sahara Sound, London, England.
Muze PNote Photographers: Mira Aroyo; Dean Chalkley.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Jim Abbiss; Ladytron; Jim Abbiss; Ladytron

Artist Overview

Liverpool, England's Ladytron have risen above retro-fetishism to become one of the more successful acts of the new millennium to embrace vintage synth-and techno-pop stylings. Formed in the late 1990s, the two-men/two-women band was perfectly on time for the dance-punk/electro-clash craze of the early '00s. However, while many bands from that scene vanished along with the trend, Ladytron continued to expand and develop its sound, looking to art rock and experimental music in addition to classic synth-based pop and techno.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations L-Word: Season 2
Muze Music Compilations Silent Alarm (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Y34rz3r0r3mix3d(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Occupy This Album

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/04/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 10828
Music Label Name Label : Ryko Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00014431082825

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."

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