Télépopmusik - Genetic World

There was a time, not too long ago, when electronic music trios were springing up from the new artist landscape as frequently as the market for these pop culture hitsters would allow, which meant there were a lot of them all at once it seemed. But the Peach Union's and Sneaker Pimps's of this world are few and far between these days, primarily because the formula became diluted and the novelty of it all kind of wore off.

So here we are, well into 2002, and Télépopmusik appear as if from out of the blue, from a city famed for spawning duo's no less. Paris. And what a sweet fortified new formula they have for us all.

Sound bytes, ultrasonic bass lines, bouncy drum tracks, intelligent evocative vocals and the number one ingredient, sheer unadulterated insanely catchy tunes. Not much to ask really in this age of a million presets, drag and drop special effects and hardware that can even stick its tongue out at you, but put it all together in just the right way with a sultriness verging on decadent (Love Can Damage Your Health, Smile), euro style dance tracks (Dance Me, Genetic World) and full-on dreamy city of the future motifs (Breathe) and you might just possibly have a hit on your hands.

Rating: 916,502 (out of a possible 1,000,000)