Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro — October 29, 2012 at 9:14 am

Lee Curtiss – Lunatic Fringe

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Artist Name: Lee Curtiss
Title Name: Lunatic Fringe
Label: Visionquest
Reviewed by: Rory O’Maley

There’s something about the combination of electronic music and smut that just works. Don’t get me wrong, the dulcet tones of LMFAO shit me as much as the next person, but when a track with a smooth bassline and filthy premise starts rolling across the speakers, you’d be hard pressed not to start moving while a cheeky grin spreads across your face. Lee Curtiss is a perfect example of how this combo works so well, with big, smooth bass lines that make his sleazy vocals seem more normal than they reasonably should.

The lead single “Body Twitch” is kind of my dream song at the moment. There’s nothing better than a simple bass loop delivered well to put a track front and centre and “Body Twitch” swags out a monster. The tight drums keep focus on the bass and let it shine through the mix as a perpetual mood setter- and then there’s the vocals. I’m not all for typing out the lyrics as they come off pointlessly crude, but give the link below a listen and I think you’ll agree, with a voice like that he really shouldn’t be talking about anything else.

I’m not usually much of a downer and can see the appeal in most music but “Freaks” which immediately follows a track as big as “Body Twitch”  just doesn’t do it for me. Don’t get me wrong, there are some good elements to the track, but there’s something definitely lacking. On the whole, I just don’t feel the track ever comes together enough for me to get behind it, but hey, to each their own right?

As if to slap me in the face for my opinion, the last track  “Haters” is a pretty clear diss to people like me who don’t get the tune before. Big, echoey and bassy, it’s a big tune, even if it won’t kill a floor quite like the lead. The EP’s not a perfect ten, but you should definitely do your dirty side a favour and give Lee Curtiss a gander. 

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Lee Curtiss – Twitch

Lee Curtiss’ Lunatic Fringe is now available on iTunes