Numéro# Sport De Combat

Numéro# Sport De Combat
Reuniting Jerome Rocipon's sing-speak vocals with Pierre Crube's rough and ready synth pop, Sport De Combat follows Numéro#'s 2007 L'Ideologie des Stars with more finessed force and funk. From the anthemic punch of "Tonton Klazonne," with only a slight reprieve and surprise in the electro/indie ballad "Un Tiers, Deux Tier," Sport De Combat doesn't deviate too far from its surefooted, at times plodding boxer-style rhythms. Keeping to the album's combative theme, Numéro#'s straight-up, self-aware and slightly gritty electro pop brand is lushed-up with a lot of fuzzy bass and pads. This adds just the right amount of analogue weight and combined with the simple and punchy 4/4, it makes for a forceful and unique backdrop to Rocipon's level tone and lyrical autodérision. (Saboteur)