We’ve featured Codebreaker before, but it was a while ago, and to be honest we’d forgotten all about them – well that is until today when we were alerted by one of our clued-up twitter followers – who notified us that their new album has just come out – we obviously set sail to their soundcloud.
They consist of Steven Hawley and Sage Schwarm – it says on their soundcloud that their from Christmas Island, which is somewhere in the South Pacific – they’re there just as much as we’re from Muffin Mountain.
The album kicks off with the particularly accomplished ‘Silver Lining’ a mish-mash of early Aeroplane and Royksopp – we posted it the first time – it’s the pure disco nectar of the summer.
Moving swiftly on ‘Desire’ is similar but retains more of a 80’s dance vibe – worth a listen for sure.
‘Follow Me’ is a lovely zinging piece of synth disco – simple in form – but ever so effective, a real head nodder from start to finish. We especially warmed to vocoded-vocal-wizardry and the cheeky guitar hook.
Early favourite for us is ‘First True Love Affair’ a proper 80’s throw back – funky as hell and isn’t a million miles away the pioneers of funk – Chic. The vocal is a total giveaway.
More disco beats insue with ‘Free Your Mind’ which again reminded of Aeroplane and all the other Belgium artists – but with a more traditional vocal.
‘Sous L’ Choc’ featuring Marc Gauvin is cheesy like brie – but is fun and harmless. The vocal is too funny.
To finish is ‘The Space Chase’ the title track and quite clearly the stand-out track next to ‘Silver Lining’ – much less a homage, but a track that brings disco kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Overall we enjoyed the whole album – quite traditional and maybe guilty of looking back a bit too much but if you like disco you’ll see right pass and towards the glitter ball in a space disco.
HBF 7/10Facebook Twitter