Boomkat Product Review:
Possibly the first release to challenge Viatlic for the 'dance music that'll do well down the indie disco and all' crown, 'Corporate Crimewave' is the product of Dublin's Hystereo and comes courtesy of some cheque-book A&R by the bonny folk over at Soma. With tracks that literally buckle under the weight of both their ten-storey sound and crossover potential, Hystereo open 'Corporate Crimewave' in an oddly muted fashion. Recalling the synth escapades of Vangelis, 'Opening Bell' appears to be a cold-water synth epic, content to swoop gracefully around rain-lashed neon high-rises... until, that is, the jackhammer house beat kicks in and it morphs into a feet twitching colossus that would be churlish to bad mouth. Elsewhere, 'Validity Revision' sounds much how a Prodigy/Richard X collaboration might, 'Executive Memo' cadges some twitchy electo funk off Jacques Le Cont, whilst 'Let's Do It' is 'Discovery'-era Daft Punk in all but name. Closing with the synth heavy, hands-in-the-air anthem of 'Winters In The City', Hystereo have made an album that, whilst decidedly unsubtle, will nonetheless be a dancefloor filler for many people this autumn.