Since topping the charts with her dad Ozzy in 2003 with ‘Changes’, Kelly Osbourne has taken time off from her music career to star in the hit US teen drama ‘Life As We Know It’. All those angst-ridden storylines seem to have matured Kelly. First single, ‘One Word’, marks this change in direction and tone for Kelly, having shed the teenage tantrums of her debut album for this new electro-tinged sound, with ‘One Word’ being a slick and polished slice of 80s dance and futuristic pop (with a hint of ‘Fade To Grey’ by Visage) and produced by the ubiquitous Linda Perry.
Kelly has decided to prove all her doubters wrong by changing musical direction and releasing one of the catchiest pop albums so far this year.
With tracks co-written and produced by Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Gwen Stefani), ‘Sleeping In The Nothing’ is what you’d expect from such an uber-talent; a slick and polished masterpiece, blending 80s electro-pop and rock elements to splendid effect. Tracks like ‘Uh Oh’, ‘Redlight’ and ‘Edge Of Your Atmosphere’ bounce along with just the right amount of synths and infectious retro beats, whereas ‘Secret Lover’ and ‘Don’t Touch Me’ hint towards the punk-rock aggressiveness Kelly displayed on her debut album. Lyrically the album proves how much Kelly has grown and matured over the past two years, but still manages to captivate her riotous and pleasure-seeking persona. Whilst the blatant change of musical direction might come as a surprise to Kelly Osbourne fans, ‘Sleeping In The Nothing’ is crammed full of infectious and catchy songs.
Coming real soon! Propaganda "Valley Of The Machine Gods" on 12". Remixed by Musiccargo and Adam Kroll (Traumschallplatten/Kompakt), plus the original soundtrack recording and a bonus reprise track featuring?? Susanne Freytag......
New Release! Musiccargo "Der Schmetterling EP" The previously announced Musiccargo debut EP is soon available??at www.amontillado-music.com??(limited stock). The 12" EP??comes with a "Schmetterling" sleeve artwork painted by Danish multi branding artist Kristian von Hornsleth. Have a listen and prepare for a new era of Düsseldorf electronics.
U4ria ...Unit 4, The Mogs (Charts, July 2005) 1. Freak Electrique "Symphony Electrique" 2. The Mogs "Electro Elyssés" 3. Experimental Products "Glowing in the dark" 4. Propaganda "Valley of the Machine Gods" (Musiccargo Rmx) 5. Harold Faltermeier/Peter Moesser "So High" 6. Tolouse LawTrax EP 7. The Conservatives "Lonelyness" 8. Fad Gadget "Love para-extension(edit)" 9. Liasons Dangereuses "Dias Cortas" 10. Jo Squillo "Awenturieri"
‘Long Hot Summer’, taken from their forthcoming??album, is a brilliantly frisky and playful track, blending their trademarked quirky lyrics (“It's been a long, hot summer/ And I'm shaking like a cool lemonade” ).
'Bad Day' is a remarkably infectious pop song and is one of the many highlights from Daniel Powter's remarkable self-titled debut album.
?? Like most bands formed by former music journalists, Saint Etienne was a highly conceptual group. The trio's concept was to fuse the British pop sounds of '60s London with the dance club rhythms and productions that defined the post-acid house England of the early '90s. Led by songwriters Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, and fronted by vocalist Sarah Cracknell, the group managed to carry out their concept, and, in the process, they helped make indie dance a viable genre within the UK. Throughout the early '90s, Saint Etienne racked up a string of indie hit singles that were driven by deep club beats - encompassing anything from house and techno to hip-hop and disco - and layered with light melodies, detailed productions, clever lyrics and Cracknell's breathy vocals. They revived the sounds of swinging London, as well as the concept of the three-minute pop single being a catchy, ephemeral piece of ear candy, in post-acid house Britain, thereby setting the stage for Brit-pop.
??Now signed to Sanctuary, Saint Etienne return with 'Tales From Turnpike House', a sublime collection of songs about life on a council estate through the eyes of its inhabitants. The album will be released with a wonderful 6 track EP entitled 'Up The Wooden Hills' aimed at the children of their fans.