Royksopp - Melody AM
Wall of Sound
This CD should come with a warning label: Royksopp’s Melody AM will usurp any notions you had about ambient music. With the songbuilding skills of Groove Armada and definitive 80s synths, Melody AM alerts to all that lounging around and chilling out is the new clubbing and going out. Combining ambient souls, electronic funk, homoerotic discotheque and hypnotic rhythms, this is one of the few listenable full length efforts of the downbeat electronica movement. This album is best suited for wading around in the post-club afterglow until it dawns on you that you could have stayed home and heard better music without wasting your money on overpriced drinks and a cover charge.