Thursday, May 23, 2013

Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn

So, I haven't really come to a conclusion about Daft Punk's album yet. It actually took me a week before I even listened through it, due to the over-hype, but the initial reaction is that it's pretty good. And while my reservations still stand, I think you can probably view it from a different angle too.

Another hyped-up album is the Disclosure's debut "Settle", scheduled for June 3. If the Daft Punk album was the long-awaited return of one of the master duos in the game, "Settle" will be the conclusion of the meteoric rise of the two new kids on the block. Will they be able to hold together a whole album? Will they be able to keep their older fans happy or will they "sell out" as many of them thought about the flirts with commercial R'n'B with "Latch", is there a risk to be underwhelmed as many were with "White Noise"? Or will they cement their place as a young, extremely talented duo who manage to combine commercial success with keeping their street cred?

I liked both "Latch" and "White Noise". And even if they have grown beyond the deep/UK house scene, they're still very much a force to be reckoned with there too, as evidenced by this track from the forthcoming album. I think the original fans who look forward to the album will like it, regardless of whether they do it with great anticipation or with anxiety.

Rumoured to not be included on the album is their bootleg of Ralphi Rosario's 1987 classic "You Used to Hold Me", which is probably due to licensing issues. Too bad, since it's a great tune. Then again, the original is probably one of the best house tracks ever made, so it would be an achievement to NOT make a great track out of it.

Here's the original:


Anonymous said...

Ralphi is really explosive
- robin of