Groove Armada Black Light

Groove Armada Black Light
From the hair rock guitar and up-front synth on "Warsaw" to the crooning, soulful, new wave warmth on "History," Black Light shines direct onto the world of classic synth pop, refreshing old sounds to coincide with the current day. This record is reported to be a complete reinvention for Andy Cato and Tom Findlay. But despite definite changes these songs are clearly and perceptibly Groove Armada. Widely recognized for their 1999 club single "I See You Baby" (featuring Gram'ma Funk on vocals) and founders of Lovebox, the three-day rock festival in London, which has grown in size from a resident club night back in 2002, Groove Armada use their well-earned stability and confidence to create the music on Black Light. And like anyone who's really good at what they do, they make it seem effortless. Vocalists on board this project include Will Young, Nick Littlemore, Bryan Ferry and SaintSavior, who styles mature and luscious vocals on "I Won't Kneel" in a manner evocative of Kate Bush or Siouxsie Sioux. Solid club track "Paper Romance" rocks a banging electro synth with back and forth vocals by Fenech Soler and SaintSavior. (Om)