Justice – Woman (Ed Banger, 2016)
It’s been awhile since the Parisian duo Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, from the electronic band Justice, were active on the music scene. After releasing Audio, Video, Disco in 2011, the French musicians vanished. Now, five years later, they re-emerged with the release of Woman, an album that has funky vibes and a rhythmic dance feel. As soon as the first song, “Safe and Sound,” hits your eardrums, you will surely want to crank up the volume. The high-pitched harmonies and contagious melody of the song are reminiscent of 70s disco music, but with a modern flare. “Chorus” will leave you waiting in anticipation of its peak moment as its everlasting intro with strong electro beats goes on and on. Overall, the songs will captivate you with their catchy vocals and groovy feel. Though the composition of each song is well executed, when melded together to create a full album, the finished product sounds quite repetitious.
Trial track: “Safe and Sound”