Joe Goddard shoots for something eclectic and exciting, but settles for something sporadically enjoyable at best Read Review. Joe Goddard - Electric Lines 'It's a fabulously well-crafted listen." Joe Goddard: Electric Lines Review. … Genres: House, Tech House, UK Bass. Genre Electronic Contains tracks. Joe Goddard is an artist who has been with me since the very beginning of my adult life. He’s not wrong. Joe Goddard, of British dance legends Hot Chip, goes solo with a competent, club-ready album in 'Electric Lines'. On Electric Lines, Goddard effectively forgets us of our shoelaces, our sandal straps, our jeans and our tees, our car payments, our bad days, our where-we-have-to-be's and our have-to-do-this-or-that's, our fears, doubts, and our insecurities. The Lyrics for Electric Lines by Joe Goddard have been translated into 1 languages. Available with an Apple Music subscription. It’s a classic Friday/Saturday night album that demands to be played loud. That said, Goddard cranks up his creativity and experimentation after the palette-cleansing "Lasers" – a headfirst blast into a battlefield of cosmic techno. There’s nothing wrong with embracing the polished and accessible route, but any unambitious songwriting will be exposed this way. Joe Goddard of Hot Chip/The 2 Bears has kept busy enough with his other projects and has now readied his sophomore full length, after an 8 year wait but with trickles of singles. Read and write album reviews for Electric Lines - Joe Goddard on AllMusic Everything gets replaced, but Electric Lines won’t be remembered as a building block towards something; it’s an exploration of historical connections within the genre’s evolution. All rights reserved. The heady daytime playlist-baiting synth pop of ‘Ordinary Madness’ sets the tone with its glitter ball and prom atmospherics in a soundtrack to every 1980s coming-of-age story before shifting to the spectral techno growl of ‘Children’ and the soulful, disco deep-house of ‘Home’. Albums include The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, Electric Lines, and &. Goddard briefly flickers into 2 Bears mode on the soft UK garage shuffle of ‘Truth is Light’, goes big and bombastic on ‘Lose Your Love’ and then pulls in Hot Chip mate Alexis Taylor for a characteristically curious turn on title track ‘Electric Lines’ as he ponders: “I don’t know a real ale from a fake one/I don’t know which is more sincere.”. The COVID-19 crisis has cut off our advertising revenue stream, which is how we’ve always funded how we promoted new independent artists. By Rakin Azfar | April 28, 2017 ... Electric Lines endeavors to add Goddard’s own dimensions to a history that seems to be examined without context. Electric Lines Endless Love (Joe Goddard feat. (Greco-Roman/Domino) Ben Beaumont-Thomas. The poppy opening section is, at times, teeth-rottingly sweet. Electric Lines (Deluxe Version) by Joe Goddard published on 2017-05-04T01:57:57Z. It’s an album that I’ve played every week since it’s release and I’m loving it now as much as I did back in April. SoundCloud. It works out to just £1 per week, to receive our next 6 issues, our 15-year anniversary zine, access to our digital editions, the L&Q brass pin, exclusive playlists, the L&Q bookmark and loads of other extras. Electric lines plays out as a love letter to House, disco and techno. Like a kid in a candy shop, Goddard has indulged in a selection splashed with dazzling colour; but the results are pic’n’mixed. “Everyone’s upgrading their hardware / Upgrading to all new components… Everytime I hear something special / Its replacement is something I fear”, he croons on the penultimate title-track. Joe Goddard discography and songs: Music profile for Joe Goddard. All this experience, however, makes Electric Lines something of a disappointment. 6.0 | State . If you enjoy our articles, photography and podcasts, please consider becoming a subscribing member. Music Reviews: Electric Lines by Joe Goddard released in 2017 via Greco-Roman, Domino. Electric Lines is a good album but not a great one, a show-off of Goddard’s enviable talents and knowledge that doesn’t quite achieve its goals but gets pretty close Read Review Electric Lines, an Album by Joe Goddard. Featured peformers: Joe Goddard … Whilst Hot Chip’s (still Goddard’s main focus) killer-blow hooks are punched home with welterweight strength, Electric Lines’ feel faint and lightweight. Stream Electric Lines (Deluxe Version), a playlist by Joe Goddard from desktop or your mobile device. "Children" is the highlight, as an initial lulling baby-mobile arpeggio suddenly bursts into frantic and swirling textures. … Here, Goddard’s ear for the dancefloor switches from playful rave ups to stylishly slides techno, deep house and ’90s throwbacks. Betsy) For You (Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard) Gabriel (Joe Goddard feat. Edit lyrics. If you found mistakes, please help us by correcting them. The late entrance of Goddard’s Hot Chip buddy, Alexis Taylor, forms a pensive moment, and the albums most mellow – albeit oddball - chapter. Released 21 April 2017 on Domino (catalog no. Look no further than Tim Reaper and Special Request, The Body have captured the true sound of oblivion – and it's beautiful, Soft-focus, insomniac indie-jazz – get to know Puma Blue. @ben_bt WIGCD396; CD). Album Reviews: Joe Goddard - Electric Lines. The album rounds out paying homage to Danny Tenaglia’s ‘Music is the Answer’ with Goddard’s smooth, slower spin on the classic a fitting close to an album of solid craft and credibility. https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/reviews/albums/joe-goddard-electric-lines Love and Everything Else Joe Goddard, of Hot Chip fame, has returned to his solo project, his latest endeavor resulting in Electric Lines. But instead of harnessing the fruits of the past to steer towards something new, Electric Lines represents the crisscrossing wires that swerve through a glut of genres. Listen to "Electric Lines" by Joe Goddard on any music platform | Free universal music links by Songwhip Eight years after releasing his debut solo album, and somewhere between his work as part of Hot Chip, The 2 Bears and running his Greco-Roman label, Joe Goddard eventually found the time to create the follow up to 2009’s ‘Harvest Festival’. 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