Various Frigid Presente

Pervy electroclash and stylised sleaze pervade this album compiled by Montreal DJ and promoter Frigid. "Kink!” by Ace Tone initiates the album, thrusting the listener into the throes of things as a woman’s moans and screams punctuate this instrumental that sounds like Sweet (à la "Ballroom Blitz”) getting down and dirty with the Chemical Brothers. Frigid gets in there next with his self-described cold-blooded sensuality. His "Bedroom Session” is followed by Tiga’s fun but repetitious "Burning Down,” with its gleeful chorus: "London’s burning down, down, down, down, down, down, down. New York’s burning down, down, down, down, down, down, down.” One Hit Wonders’ "Princess Purrolator” purportedly tells "the heartbreaking story of a transsexual-goddess-employee-of-the-month” and Frigid has deftly altered a few syllables in Lesbians on Ecstasy’s "Tell Me Does She Love the Bass” to tell a bit of a different tale. Les Dandys Fauches’ "Dandys!” is reminiscent of Billy Idol, and Plastic Bertrand (who wrote the classic "Ça Plane Pour Moi”) along with Frigid has created "Machine!” which consists of electro-rock overtop of a Gary Glitter beat. "Didi Extra” by Les Georges Leningrad sounds like a darker take on Lena Lovich’s ’79 classic "Lucky Number” and Poxy’s "New God” conjures the Vapors’ enduring masturbation ditty "Turning Japanese.” It all comes to a head with Eva Stone’s Siouxie-like "Behind.” Derivative? Definitely. But entertaining nonetheless. (Kink! Inc.)