Friday, December 16, 2011
The Infinite Music Of The French Horn Rebellion
The French Horn Rebellion are not a group of renegade classical musicians dedicated to the global conquest of all musicdom through Baroque instrumentation. No, this French Horn Rebellion is thouroughly modern and contains no contain no horn players or music created using horns...especially French horns. Instead, their album The Infinite Music Of The French Horn Rebellion is an indie disco romp through old synthesizers and 80's influenced pop.
The Infinite Music Of The French Horn Rebellion is a fantastic pop record that blends Cameo like funk with C86 pop, Phoenix like grooves, and a reckless sense of dance floor abandon. Attacking their songs through both synth pop and power pop, French Horn Rebellion create a danceable sense of urgency that's almost too fun to listen to. You see,The Infinite Music Of The French Horn Rebellion is clearly lost in the 80's somewhere and doesn't really seem to want to be found. This is an album decked out in parachute pants, checkered t-shirt, and Members Only jacket...it's cool, it's fun, and it's completely modern...or as modern as something trying to be retro trying to be modern can be. Decades aside, French Horn Rebellion have created a party poppin album that's laden with funky grooves and excess; it's good stuff that taps into the past, roots around in it, ponders leaving it all behind and then rushes back to the modern age taking everything back with it. If there thievery sounds as good as The Infinite Music Of The French Horn Rebellion does, I'm completely ok with that.