Art Of Noise* ‎– The Seduction Of Claude Debussy

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1 Il Pleure (At The Turn Of The Century)
Acoustic Guitar – Ramon StagnaroBass – Jamie MuhoberacDrum Programming – David McCracken*, Paul WallerDrums – Earl HarvinVocals – Fiona Copeland
8:02
2 Born On A Sunday
Co-producer, Drum Programming, Programmed By [Bass] – Henry JackmanVocals – Carol Kenyon
4:40
3 Dreaming In Colour
Co-producer – Way Out WestLyrics By – Paul BourgetPercussion – Alex Acuna*, Paulinho Da CostaProgrammed By [Bass] – Paul WallerSaxophone – Stewart LevineVocals – David's Daughter*, Donna Lewis, Niki Harris*
6:42
4 On Being Blue
Acoustic Guitar – Ramon StagnaroDrum Programming – Tim WeidnerDrums – Earl HarvinFlute – Philippa DaviesLyrics By – Paul Bourget
4:58
5 Continued In Colour
Percussion – Alex Acuna*, Paulinho Da CostaProgrammed By [Bass] – Paul WallerSaxophone – Stewart LevineVocals – David's Daughter*, Donna Lewis, Niki Harris*
1:19
6 Rapt: In The Evening Air
Bass – Jamie MuhoberacDrum Programming, Programmed By [Bass] – Paul WallerRap – Rakim
4:21
7 Metaforce
Co-producer, Arranged By [Rhythm] – Sharktank*Keyboards [String Pad] – Dan VickersRap – RakimTurntables [Decks] – DJ SondVocals – Hassan (5)
3:44
8 The Holy Egoism Of Genius
Acoustic Guitar – Ramon StagnaroBass – Jamie MuhoberacDrum Programming – Paul WallerPercussion – Alex Acuna*, Paulinho Da Costa
7:56
9 La Flûte De Pan
Computer [Midi] – Tim Weidner
2:45
10 Metaphor On The Floor
Co-producer, Drum Programming – Ollie JProgrammed By [303] – Lalo CremeRap – Rakim
2:06
11 Approximate Mood Swing No: 2
Drum Programming [Rhythm Programming] – Andy Richards, Paul Waller
2:14
12 Pause
Electronics [Orchestral Treatments] – Jamie Muhoberac
2:30
13 Out Of This World (Version 138) 5:27

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  • Barcode (Printed): 5 030094 033320
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  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0487
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L132
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darkwaves

darkwaves

March 26, 2008
Ambitious projects of this sort by veteran musicians often fall into one of two results: either pompous self-indulgence by artists desperate to remain relevant, or, as I believe in this case, refreshing and daring forays into modern styles. Although some will see this album in the former light, it seems to me that after having pioneered experimental pop in the Eighties, then going through a period of interesting, although less distinctive records, the Art of Noise here take a look at the 90's dance and ambient scenes, bring back their heavy hitters such as Trevor Horn and Anne Dudley, and produce a work that moves them forward as a group, while teaching their young competitors a few things about musicality and production value.

To their credit, they choose not to remain in an artistic rut, and although it could be argued that some of the elements here sound reminiscent of Enigma or In The Nursery, with dollops of opera and rap mixed in for good measure, the result is unique and eminently listenable. For best results, discard your notions of how this, (or any) band 'should' sound.