Wednesday 6 April 2011

Justice - Civilisation

As much as I like Justice, for me they've never quite lived up to their clearest rivals - Daft Punk.  Both are French electro duos, though these guys don't feel the need to hide behind helmets.  Justice have taken a heavier approach to their music, with pounding basslines and distorted synths lending a rock edge.  They've produced some great tracks, including Genesis, D.A.N.C.E and the excellent We Are Your Friends vs Simian. 

Civilisation continues the trend.  There's been much hype surrounding the return of the duo, amplified by the recent Adidas advert and this track certainly lives up to expectations.  It's audacious, electro with guts - turn the volume up and play it LOUD.

And yet the similarities with Daft Punk continue - the recent material of both bands sounds fairly analogous.  Though I tell myself it's unfair to compare, Daft Punk unfortunately are Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.