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Form & Control album for sale by Phenomenal Handclap Band was released Aug 14, 2012 on the Tummy Touch label. Push play on the oddly named N.Y.C. -based Phenomenal Handclap Band's sophomore release and be transported back to the early-'80s dance-art-pop glory days of the Human League, OMD, and Heaven 17, among many others. Form & Control CD music The bass bounces, the knowingly dated synths buzz and whirl, and the male/female vocals sing with icy yet sexy detachment. Form & Control buy CD music Real (not synthesized) drums, guitars, and bass slather it all with a refreshingly organic buzz that doesn't seem retro as much as honest and full-bodied, if not exactly emotional. Form & Control songs Surprises abound, such as the near-classical solo piano that closes "The Right One." Even though there is no escaping the creeping strains of disco, the songs exude singalong melodies and bubbling bass that, somewhat like Blondie, keeps the tracks vibrant, alive, and lyrically compelling even as the beats encourage dancefloor participation. Form & Control album for sale Bryan Ferry gave the outfit his blessing by having them open his 2011 summer tour and while the music doesn't approximate his cool, artsy romanticism, there are clear parallels to some of his previous work circa Roxy Music's Manifesto as well as a good bit of New Order. Form & Control CD music But this is more lighthearted, especially because of the two female lead singers and the dry Phil Oakey-style male singer who trade off vocals. There's some Tom Tom Club, too, especially in the bone-dry vocals, but the six-piece is better at mixing funk, art rock, glam, disco, and even experimental tendencies together to form something fresh, lively, yet clearly referenced by the sound and style of 1980-1983 indie dance. ...See Full Description
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|CD Universe Part number||8670006|
|Release Date||Aug 14, 2012|