Using the entire gamut of disco, from chintzy to italo, as his main reference point, Vitalic returns with his fourth studio album, ‘Voyager’, that’s another fiendishly fun-filled full-length from the legendary French producer.
Interestingly, though, it’s not actually the bangers that make ‘Voyager’ a success (though they are all here and present). It’s actually the poppier side of Vitalic’s personality that’s the most compelling part of his onstage persona – and it’s this side that’s actually fueling the album’s best bits.
Highlights include the operatic electro of ‘Eternity’, the suave-sounding space disco of ‘Waiting For The Stars’, and the stunning starry-eyed duet alongside Miss Kitten for ‘Hans Is Driving’.
The album also has its fair share of straight-up bangers too; ‘Nozomi’ sounds like a disco track that’s been fed through a turbine engine, ‘Lightspeed’ on the other hand is a spiralling kaleidoscope of steely hooks and pummeling drums, and ‘Levitation’ is a sleazy cut of synth wave that sounds like it’s destined to soundtrack Hollywood’s next 80s action pastiche.