Album – Supraluxe – Supraluxe

Posted by admin on April 20th, 2006

Minneapolis trio Supraluxe brings us an extremely well produced first album, that was actually recorded at their home studio, although you would be hard pushed to actually know this from the highly polished production. Bringing a swirling mix of melancholy and upbeat harmonies, this album has an interesting feel. It reminds me vocally of Marc Bolan, with that subtle vocal hint, but with a updated 70’s pop feel. Musically I can hear a lot that reminds me of ELO, probably because the melodies are so damn catchy. But the comparisons do not do this album justice, as I can also hear conrnucopia of other influences.

There’s 11 tracks on the album, that mesh together very well. Usually I have trouble naming my favorites as there are usually only 1 or 2 stand out tracks, but here, the whole album is first class. Most of the album is fast paced catchy pop, but there are a few slower tracks to give you some light relief.

I suppose you would like to nail me down to a few standout tracks? OK, as you asked, there were a few that I can’t get out of my head. “Sugar Chalet” opens the album up very well and gives you a good taste of what to expect, with it’s distorted voice and driving guitar. “Tokyo” reminds me very much of the Kinks, especially in the way it opens. My favorite track on the album would have to be “Blue Sky”, a great song, that I would love to see receive some extensive summer air play on the radio, but yeah, like the radio stations know what good music is.

Conclusion : This is just the album to get you in the summer feel. Not too up beat and in your face, but enough melancholy to remind you winter wasn’t long ago.

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