Celluloide – Words once said

Celluloide is a French electronic project which I already knew from various samplers and online mp3’s. They have a lighter, poppier and more minimal sound than related act Thee Hyphen. Celluloide creates synthpop with a clear nostalgic 80’s touch (early Depeche Mode, Boytronic, Alphaville). A characteristic element are the cool yet sensual female vocals combined with the warm synth melodies. Therefore their music could also appeal to people who like present day electro(clash) sounds like Ladytron, Miss Kittin or Vive la Fete.

Celluloide deserve praise for their catchy songs on this second album, which really give me a pleasant feeling. The songs are poppy and not very complicated, but nevertheless this album stays fresh for quite a while. “Words once said” contains just enough variation in tempo and melodies.

My favourite tracks are probably the first two, ‘Synchronise’ (in French) and especially ‘Two Fridays a week’, and the last one, ‘This aching kiss’. Furthermore there are some bonus remixes, of which I mostly like the mix of ‘Seven and Forever’ by Boytronic. A nice album for fans of warm retro analogue synthpop.

artist: Celluloide
label: BOREDOMproduct
details: 12 tracks + remixes, 2004