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article imageReview: Infectious pop reverbs through Lola Dutronic's new album Special

By Tim Sandle     Jul 31, 2015 in Entertainment
Toronto - Canadian pop group Lola Dutronic have served up another pop gem with their new album "lost In Translation" and the rhythmic single "I believe." The new album features 14 infectious, toe tapping tracks and wonderful, captivating dream-like vocals.
Lola Dutronic are a bilingual electronica duo, with the group made up of Canadian Richard Citroen and German vocalist Stephanie B. The band have released a number of innovative albums, each time on the verge of a major breakthrough and such a breakthrough would be well-deserved. Indeed Mike Rogers InterFM Tokyo has said "I believe that Lola Dutronic will be superstars in the future."
The duo's last album, Everyone's A Star, was given a five star rating on Digital Journal. Here I enthused: "a sense of foot-tapping joy emerges immediately, overlaid with Stephanie B's captivating ethereal vocals. After repeated plays, a number of musical styles are apparent as the music glides between French Pop, Euro-Disco, Lounge and Electro." Such was the critical acclaim that the duo were invited to tour with the funk supremos and former Talking Heads, The Tom Tom Club.
The album was followed by a catchy Christmas offering, a cracker of a track The Christmas Disco (which appears on the new offering.) Now the creative genius of Richard Citroen, electronica maestro extraordinaire, and the uplifting vocals of Stephanie B, are back with a new album titled Lost In Translation and the lead single I Believe, and believe in them we should.
The new album features collaborations with cult-movie actress Manoush. The track Reality TV has a guest appearance by Blow Up (featuring Paul Zone from Man2Man). Several of the tracks marriage the French and British sixties with the best of modern pop sensibilities.
Stand-out tracks include There Goes My Heart Again, the break-up song Go Fuck Yourself, a simply remarkable Serge Gainsbourg cover, with Harley Davidson, and the fabulous lead track I Believe. With Harley Davidson, the music is mixed in a sublime way with sweet vocals to make for a great homage to the French star.
For this reviewer, the best song is the infectious Trying Not To Think About You, which starts off with a gorgeous melody over an infectious beat. The lyrics capture a glorious trip through Paris and lost love. Another choice pick is Keep On Dancing, which draws you into doing just what the song says.
The complete track-listing is:
1. Modern Suicide
2.Reality TV
3.I Believe
4.Go Fuck Yourself
5.Trying Not To Think About You
6.Harley Davidson
7.I Wanna Mmmm You
8.Bulletproof Celebrity
9.There Goes My Heart Again
10.The End Of The World
11.Keep On Dancing
12.The Christmas Disco
13.Happy Endings
14.Modern Suicide (Reprise)
If you like clever music to move to and are keen on the latest offerings from the electronica world, then Lost In Translation is well worth 40 minutes of your time. This album is rated 5 out of 5 - impressive, innovative and inspiring.
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