Releasedate: 09-05-2008; Label: Universal / Fullstream Records
By: Nina Mende
Disco Ensemble is a Finnish post-hardcore/emo/punk band. They’ve been noted for their energetic sound and rhythm, original neon guitar riffs and electrifying electronic synthesizer sounds.
Disco Ensemble is a funky band that knows how to rock the stage and the audience.
The band was formed in 1996. They are another band that has just released their third album but also a DVD. Their third album is called “Magic Recoveries” and is different from the previous ones. It has different styles combined with the typical punk and metal elements Disco Ensemble usually has.
“Magic Recoveries” is a very punky album, very fast and different. Each song differs from the previous one therefore you have a nice variety of styles and sounds. Pressing play on the album already gives you a boost of speedy punk music with shouting vocals. “Magic Recoveries” already makes you jump around. “Bad Luck Charm” is the electronic song on the album, yet still punky though the quite electric and melodic bridges and verse parts are slower. “Bad Luck Charm” is one of my favorite, somehow reminding me of “Black Euro”.
“Worst Night Out” is a little slower than the other songs with some more focus on the lyrics, very melodic and strong in the chorus. The chorus of “Headphones” is easy to sing along and that song gets stuck in your head quite easily. An extremely odd song on the album is “Poltergeist”, interesting and lots of fun listening to. The whole album is full of joy and lust for life; it just makes you happy and with all the energetic beats and sounds it gives you some strength and power as well no matter how tired you are. Are really great piece of music by these four Finish guys.
All you need to recover from whatever is “Magic Recoveries” and now put your headphones on and listen to the new Disco Ensemble album.
01. Magic Recoveries
02. We Can Stop Whenever We Want
03. Bad Luck Charm
04. Worst Night Out
05. Arsonists vs. Firemen
06. Threat Letter Typewriter
11. Lightweight Giants
12. Stun Gun