Boomkat Product Review:
Nancy Fortune's Crystallised finds the French disco queen plying her trade across a full album's worth of material. Nancy (real name Julie Fedida) combines crisp Italo/electro influenced productions with plenty of vocals, resulting in a sound that's like a hybrid of the Italians Do It Better family's output and the sort of drum machine fuelled vocal electro-pop made popular by Miss Kittin & The Hacker back in the early part of the decade. Aided and abetted by a whole raft of fellow producers and luminaries such as the ever-excellent I-F, SYD, The Parallax Corporation and Dr Vince - it really is an action-packed, 11-track opus. Opener 'Discomanic' (featuring SYD) plays to Fortune's strengths, keeping a frothy '80s machine funk feel whilst vocals transmit inane dancefloor cliches with an admirable sense of charm. Slightly harder, robotic synth fodder comes into play throughout the album too, with ring modulated vocals and retro LFO sweeping chords populating 'Analogically Reacting' while 'Crocodiles In The Sky' (featuring The Parallax Corporation) takes a firm hand with splashy snare reverb and raw, ominous basslines. Another highlight is the eight-and-a-half minuter 'Holographic Voice' (featuring I-F), which carries a certain grainy charm, sounding sufficiently rough around the edges to convince you of its vintage authenticity. Great stuff - Highly Recommended!