2. Let There Be Light
8. Tthhee Ppaarrttyy
11. Waters Of Nazareth
12. One Minute To Midnight
This is a truly great dance album, but it is also one of those which takes its time settling into your brain. First time I heard it it sounded much too dark, however repeated listening show much more nuanced colours to the whole thing.
The music is pretty infectious throughout, mixing rock, funk, prog and electro to make some great noises indeed. This is one of those albums that you might grow to really treasure even after difficult first-impressions.
Tracks like DANCE, Tthhee Ppaarrttyy or DVNO are really happy stuff while the instrumental tracks possess a dark undertone which makes them cool and fascinating while danceable. Hard stuff to manage indeed.
2. Tthhee Ppaarrttyy
4. Let There Be Light
The concept for † was to be an "opera-disco" album. Xavier de Rosnay stated about the opera disco concept:
We stuck to our original idea to make a 2007 opera-disco album, even if we are conscious that some tracks don't sound like proper disco at first listen. The best example is the song “Waters of Nazareth,” which does not sound like disco when you listen to it for the first time. But if you forget that everything is distorted, the bass lines are just really basic disco patterns.