Monday, November 16, 2009

Noughties By Nature #61: Felix Da Housecat – Silver Screen Shower Scene

Electroclash may leave the decade as a bit of a joke – heck, it hardly left 2003 unblemished – but from behind the posing emerged (sorry) a slew of implausibly great pop records. Fischerspooner were the peacocks that (at least in their own heads) ruled the roost, to the extent that the movement is now virtually synonymous with Emerge, but Adult’s Hand To Phone, Miss Kittin & The Hacker’s Frank Sinatra, Toktok vs. Soffy O’s Missy Queen’s Gonna Die and Vitalic’s La Rock 01 all buzzed with vivacity behind their vacant expressions. Master of them all though, mixing jet-setting super-slick glamour with seedy, gritty electronics, was Felix Stallings Jnr, also known (ridiculously) as Felix Da Housecat. And Silver Screen Shower Scene again featured the omnipresent Miss Kittin, rattling off a preoccupied commentary that gave the impression of the glitzy, debauched surroundings (“Sweet seduction in the magazine / Endless pleasure in the limousine / In the back shakes a tambourine / Nicotine from the silver screen”). Meanwhile throbbing bass drones and a sound not unlike the shower itself being ripped rhythmically to pieces make the whole sordid affair irresistible.
Thomas Blatchford

(Anyone who can find us a proper, non-remixed, non-interjected with other sounds stream, let us know)

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