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Old 11-01-05, 08:27 AM
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Ladytron

Did a search, looks like Ladytron has been mentioned a few times but has never gotten a thread.


Ladytron - Witching Hour

Ladytron were one of the few bright spots in that (now dated) "Electro-clash" movement. Their sound is very early 80's synth, but as a critic mentioned, they're "...a teasing glimpse of how Britney Spears might have sounded, had she been born in the GDR and a heroin addict."

Their new album is pretty damn good. There was a huge decline from their debut 604 to their follow-up Light and Magic. The new album doesn't have anything as strong or catchy as "Discotraxx" or "Playgirl" but it has a lot of good songs and the sound is a progression from where Ladytron started, not more of the same. I was very very hesitant at first because I didn't want Light & Magic 2, but this is nicely changed sound that still sounds like Ladytron.
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Old 11-01-05, 09:23 AM
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I'm a big fan of this new cd. I had never heard of them and checked them out based on a friend's advice. Kind of reminded of my mid-90's Republica listening days .
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Old 11-01-05, 11:41 AM
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I'm a pseudo-fan of Ladytron. Love their homages to the early '80s scene in both style and image, but their songwriting leaves something to be desired. Great intentions, mediocre results. Still doesn't stop me from spinning them once in a while though. I'll have to check out the new album.
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Old 11-01-05, 11:47 AM
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I gave it a listen a couple days ago, because I subscribed to emusic for 90 tracks. I wasn't really impressed. Don't think it's my thing really.
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Old 11-01-05, 12:31 PM
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I think its pretty good, but I prefer Goldfrapp.

Destroy Everything You Touch is a blinder though....
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Old 11-01-05, 12:54 PM
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of Ladytrons albums - I like 'Witching Hour' but it's no where as good as Light & Magic or 604 for that matter.
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Old 11-01-05, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
I think its pretty good, but I prefer Goldfrapp.

Destroy Everything You Touch is a blinder though....
Goldfrapp does the slow, soundtrack-ish, spy, atomospheric stuff brilliantly. She loses me with the more upbeat energetic stuff.

Still, both of these groups are doing much better work than anything Morcheeba did after Big Calm, and if I may say so, their music ages a lot better.
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Old 11-01-05, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by The Bus

Still, both of these groups are doing much better work than anything Morcheeba did after Big Calm, and if I may say so, their music ages a lot better.

Morcheeba's or Ladytron's? Big Calm is one Morcheeba album that doesn't have a single filler song - it's their crown accomplishment IMO.
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Originally Posted by Giles
Morcheeba's or Ladytron's? Big Calm is one Morcheeba album that doesn't have a single filler song - it's their crown accomplishment IMO.
You could sort of group Morcheeba with Ladytron and Goldfrapp if you were to make a grouping of non-big-beat "electronic groups" (or what have you). Along with Royksopp, etc. Morcheeba did great up to and including Big Calm. After that they were a big let down (to me).
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Old 11-01-05, 04:00 PM
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Morcheeba did great up to and including Big Calm. After that they were a big let down (to me).
sadly I agree, but I wouldn't necesarily call them electronica - I've always noted them as trip-hop.

on a side note- they are playing here in DC on the 30th of November - can't wait!
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Old 11-01-05, 05:41 PM
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Never heard them but they must have a good sense of music becuase of their name.

For those of you who didn't know they got their name from the second track on Roxy Music's debut album Roxy Music.

So I'm assuming they are fans of Roxy Music...

I'd like to hear them...
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Old 11-02-05, 12:55 AM
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Oh, that crazy electroclash. Let's have a Princess Superstar or Goldfrapp thread, now.
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Old 11-02-05, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrisKnudsen
Oh, that crazy electroclash. Let's have a Princess Superstar or Goldfrapp thread, now.

oh but Miss Kitten is one kickin' DJ
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OK, I listened to Witching Hour today, and it's my favorite Ladytron album yet! The instrumentation is much more layered and texturous than the previous efforts. A couple of times there I thought I had accidentally started the new Depeche Mode album. I'll be spinning this one often.
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Old 11-12-05, 04:01 PM
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picked this one up yesterday, gave it a spin on a 2am freeway drive. i've never listened to the group before, but i really like this release. i'm a fan now
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You have got to listen to the remix to the track "17".
Simply brilliant, made me buy their latest CD.
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Old 11-13-05, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jdslater1
You have got to listen to the remix to the track "17".
Simply brilliant, made me buy their latest CD.
Which one? I have one by Keoki that is so-so.
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Not quite sure of the remixer, but I got it from itunes and lasts 7:18 min.
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Old 11-15-05, 12:34 PM
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I'll have to check this out. I only know a couple of songs and like them quite a bit. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 03-28-08, 08:15 PM
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New LADYTRON - Summer 2008


New Album: VELOCIFERO

Tour
Spoiler:

30 Apr Academy 3 Manchester United Kingdom
1 May Vooriut Gent France
2 May La Maroquinerie Paris France
3 May Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands
5 May Postbahnhof Berlin Germany
6 May Backstage Munich Germany
7 May Magazzini Generali Milano Italy
9 May Forward Festival Madrid Spain
10 May Forward Festival Valencia Spain
13 May Oran Mor Glasgow United Kingdom
14 May Ditital Newcastle United Kingdom
15 May Astoria London United Kingdom
16 May Tripod Dublin Ireland
20 May The Starlite Room Edmonton AB Canada
21 May The Warehouse Calgary AB Canada
23 May Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC Canada
24 May Showbox Seattle WA USA
25 May Wonder Ballroom Portland OR USA
27 May Fillmore San Francisco CA USA
29 May Henry Fonda Los Angeles CA USA
30 May Henry Fonda Los Angeles CA USA
31 May The Belly Up San Diego CA USA
2 Jun In The Venue Salt Lake City UT USA
3 Jun The Gothic Denver CO USA
5 Jun Palladium Ballroom Dallas TX USA
6 Jun Stubbs Austin TX USA
7 Jun Meridian Houston TX USA
8 Jun House Of Blues New Orleans LA USA
10 Jun Club Firestone Orlando FL USA
11 Jun Czar Tampa FL USA
12 Jun Studio A Miami FL USA
13 Jun Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA USA
15 Jun Bonnaroo Festival Manchester TN USA
16 Jun The Pageant St.Louis MO USA
17 Jun Vic Theater Chicago IL USA
18 Jun St.Andrews Hall Detroit MI USA
25 Jun Terminal 5 New York NY USA
26 Jun Theater Of Living Arts Philadelphia PA USA
27 Jun Sonar Baltimore MD USA
28 Jun 9:30 Club Washington DC USA
30 Jun Paradise Boston MA USA
2 Jul Metropolis (Jass Fest) Montreal QC Canada
3 Jul Theatre Imperial de Quebec (Summer Fest) Quebec City QC Canada
4 Jul Harbourfront Centre Toronto ON Canada
12 Jul Gorgeous Ground @ Pantai Carnival Ancol Jakarta Indonesia


New Single: "Black Cat"
(Why play the 9:30 Club in DC when there's such a good chance of synergy if they played the Black Cat instead?)




Uh... Not a terribly exciting single but I've got hopes for them yet.
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through another forum, I kind of know danny from ladytron. I haven't met him yet, as the bastards in LA wouldn't let me into the after party..

Might go to the Fillmore show
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
through another forum, I kind of know danny from ladytron. I haven't met him yet, as the bastards in LA wouldn't let me into the after party..

Might go to the Fillmore show
My friend met them when they were guest DJing (not performing) at some bar in NYC. He offered to buy Helen and Mira drinks. They gave him a bunch of drink tickets instead.

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I only have Witching Hour, but I like them enough to go see them live.

Gonna try to hit up one of the LA shows.
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I love the song "Seventeen", never really got into anything else of theirs
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No bump now that Velocifero is out? I downloaded it from eMusic last night and am about halfway through it, so I'm not in much of a position to comment yet. Still don't much care for "Black Cat" (which ended up being the opening track), but the tracks that follow are much more enjoyable, if a bit more repetitive than usual.
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