This release is pretty pointless if, like me, you already bought the Irreversible soundtrack. I have all the other Roule vinyl so this one was a bit of an anticlimactic final release. Only for people who feel some need to complete the set. I wish Roule put more music out tbh, it’s up there with the best ever labels. Bangalter is a genius.
The last EP on Roule, while is probably the weakest release from Thomas, is still great. Outrage is probably the weakest track I've heard out of Roule from Thomas, it's really acid house-based, the melody isn't that good, it's a really droning track in my opinion. And the beat could be better. Overall just not that great a track in my opinion.
However, the B-Side tracks Night Beats and Paris by Night are slow melodic synths that are just really good. They don't sound happy and cheery like some of his other stuff, but it's still great. Nice downtempo tracks for when you want to slow things down a tad.
Excelent production from Bangalter. Really intensified, driving track. Good driving Beats which carry the first half of the track really well and then we're introduced to a small hint of Daft Punk synthy sounds thrown in to add to the driving beats which really lifts the track. Nice B-side too. Basically stripped down the A-side, lowered the tempo and added a few electronic beats on top of the melodic synths to create a completely different sounding track.
One more time, Bangalter delivers great music, something far from the disco of the firsts Roulé but as good, if not better.
The first time I heard this release i was really surprised and disappointed, but with time I managed to appreciate the coldness and the darkness of the tracks. They are so inspirated that they easily lives without the images of Irréversible.
If you like "So Much Love To Give" by DJ Falcon & Thomas Bangalter (http://www.discogs.com/release/95130), then there's a great chance you'll like "Outrage" also though it's not as massive; it sounds exactly as the film music it is, meaning there's more feeling in these three pieces, but less funkitivity, than in "So Much...".