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Cerrone 'DNA' LP


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Cerrone 'DNA' LP
Cerrone’s 17th album -DNA -opens with The Impact, a throbbing track of bendy entanglements all with an environmental stance. Halfway through, we’re treated to an excerpt of a speech from Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist and ethnologist: “Every single day we make some impact on the planet. We haven’t inherited this planet from our parents. We’ve borrowed it from our children. If we get together, then we can start to heal some of the scars that we’ve inflicted.” It’s hard not to draw comparisons with Supernature, in which Cerrone declared his first warning about man’s impact on the planet, 43 years ago. This nine-track  concept  album  is  built  on wandering  contours and  magnetic  sparkle,  from  which  bursts  saturated  oppressive  synth  pads (Obsession),  a  nod  to  PinkFloyd  (DNA),  and  dramatic  soundscapes  (Close  To  The  Sky, Experience) and clammy atmospheres that are delightedly languid. “What  if  I  told  you  that  the idea for Air Dreaming came to  me after watching  a video of a parachute jump featuring naked parachutists? When people ask me whether I’m still inspired by love and sex today, naturally my answer is yes.” Cerrone doesn’t deprive himself either of pushing Kraftwerk’s logic of unleashing robots on the dance floor (“I’ve got a rocket”, ”Let Me feel”), as his songs  appeal  to  both  the intellect and the body’s desire to move. “Let  me  dream,  let  me  see,  let  me  feel.”What  better mantra for bringing this album full circle. 

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