Boomkat Product Review:
Quite confidently striding past the deluge of style/fashion/zeitgesit hype thrown at him over the last few moths, Lucien Nicolet, aka Luciano, has delivered the first shimmering pop album for the summer to come. Luciano is the missing link between his fellow chillean operators Atom Heart and Ricardo Villalobos - "Blind Behaviour" perfectly realising his aspiration of approaching dance music through a complex, innovative but at all times openly warm and accesable route to perfection. The opening "Alain Brito" is perhaps the most overtly "pop" moment on this incredibly good album - a more disciplined variant on Atom Heart's long-perfected glitch-vocal-pop hybrid that's at once insanely catchy and hard to pin down. Tracks like "La Dance Des Enfants" and the stunning title track "Blind Behaviour" expose the underbelly of Luciano's glamorous weltanschauung, deeply engrossing downbeat explorations of electronic principles within House music structures - something that only Ricardo Villalobos and Claro Intelecto have managed to develop with similar supremacy. Only the over-ambitious collaboration with vocalist Cassy Britton "La Ondita" lets down this otherwise hugely endearing album with its over-produced vocal and meandering melody, but for the rest of this glorious piece of work Lucien Nicolet more than lives up to the hype. Lovely.