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Hercules and Love Affair
Self-Titled
(Mute)

In this new millennium, the DFA can do no wrong. These New York trend-setters are constantly pushing the musical envelope with impeccable productions, setting standards for entire music genres and always diversifying their sound with new artists. Coming a long way from those early Rapture and LCD Soundsystem 12"s, the label's newest mind-blower is Hercules & Love Affair. This band of 10 talented musicians and vocalists (including label head Tim Goldsworthy on drum programming) creates haunting and funky music that is beyond classification. Traversing the borders of disco, industrial, and downtempo, Hercules' self titled debut is an excursion in individuality. The ghostly vocals of Antony Hegarty quickly penetrate deep and resonate within the listener as something truly organic and strangely out of this world. Allusions to Greek mythology coalesce with modern electronic music to create a faintly familiar sound that you've never heard before. For those looking to dance, put "Hercules Theme" or "Blind" on repeat and groove the night away. Once you have to cool down though, Hercules has you covered with slow burners like "Time Will" and "Easy". For fans of DFA, Italo-Disco, and some of the best production in the country, pick this album up and prepare to have it in your player for a long time to come.


-Joel


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