Zonoscope is Australian group Cut Copy’s third studio album. It was released by Modular on February 8th, 2011. Get ya boogie on.
This is a pretty solid electro-pop album. It reminds me a bit of Hot Chip, well, with less guitar. Maybe a more new wave Hot Chip. Not that it doesn’t have guitar, because it does. It’s just more new wave. You know what? Forget I said anything about Hot Chip. This really sounds like a less freaky Yeasayer. Yeah, like Odd Blood, but less freaky. I’m serious, listen to it, the singer even sounds almost exactly like one of the singers from Yeasayer.
The only beef I have with this album is that even after having heard it a few times I can still only really remember “Take me Over”, which makes it a great choice for a single, but what does it say about the rest of the album? I’m not saying the rest of the album is bad in any way. In fact, I think a lot of the songs could be successful singles, I just didn’t find the majority of the album too memorable. Again, I’m not saying I’m not going to listen to this again, because I definitely will. I just don’t remember how a lot of the songs go.
Oh, one more thing, the last song “Sun God” is 15 minutes long. Not that it matters too much, but it’s kind of odd when 25% of your run-time is one song.
Check out “Take Me Over” below.