CutCopy Zonoscope

Retrieved 6 July Cut Copy discography Modular Recordings. Amazon UK. Back when this group released 's Bright Like CutCopy Zonoscope Lovethe idea of backing dazed, introverted CutCopy Zonoscope pop with a utopian house thump was still relatively novel. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 71, based on 31 reviews.

Zonoscope opens with a blast of woozy ecstasy in the form of "Need You Now", the sort of track where you don't even realize how much tension the group has built up until they release it, and ends with "Sun God", a marathon minute groove that slowly morphs into a tranced-out Giorgio Moroder thud.

In between those two tracks, Cut Copy build a long-form piece of work that moves between genres and ideas and moods without ever sacrificing its dancefloor momentum. Compared to the last two albums, Zonoscope has precious little guitar crunch, which makes it hard to even call Cut Copy a dance-rock band anymore. And that's for the best-- not just because that combination seems like a less thrilling prospect in than perhaps it once did, but also because Cut Copy have the architecture of dance music down perfectly and the confidence to execute the genre's moves with absolute precision.

Even in the dead of winter, Zonoscope does its job beautifully. Imagine how it'll sound when you don't have to layer up to go outside. Skip to content Search query All Results. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open share drawer. Peter Gaston of Spin opined that the song "veer[s] into a more conventional-sounding, guitar-bass-drums combination and seemed to indicate a departure from the sleek, electronic-laced sound of In Ghost Colours. I thought it was actually great to put out first from the record.

Zonoscope received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 71, based on 31 reviews. Club wrote that "Cut Copy's music successfully achieves synesthesia on its own throughout [the album]" and that "each arpeggiator pattern, glow-worm guitar line, and percussive thump on Zonoscope bobs in the mix as a luxuriously distinct spot of sound. Margaret Wappler of the Los Angeles Times found that "[t]here aren't too many new stones in the pop garden that Cut Copy overturns, but what it roots out is expertly arranged, creating pastiches that raise ghosts from the past while capturing a spirit that's utterly now.

But the lovelorn sentiments are generic, and singer Dan Whitford's baritone drone adds little to the proceedings. Pitchfork placed the album at number 28 on its list of "The Top 50 Albums of " and concluded, "Above all, Cut Copy showed that they know how to weave new songs from familiar touch-points and that they have the songwriting chops to make the patchwork feel of a piece.

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Zonoscope. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cut Copy. The Sydney Morning Herald.

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But Zonoscope is something different. It's an album-album that puts serious work into movements and transitions, and it works best when you hear it all in one chunk. That doesn't mean it's Cut Copy's OK Computer ; it just means that the group has put more work into building a vast, rolling landscape rather than a series of peaks.

Zonoscope opens with a blast of woozy ecstasy in the form of "Need You Now", the sort of track where you don't even realize how much tension the group has built up until they release it, and ends with "Sun God", a marathon minute groove that slowly morphs into a tranced-out Giorgio Moroder thud. In between those two tracks, Cut Copy build a long-form piece of work that moves between genres and ideas and moods without ever sacrificing its dancefloor momentum.

Compared to the last two albums, Zonoscope has precious little guitar crunch, which makes it hard to even call Cut Copy a dance-rock band anymore. And that's for the best-- not just because that combination seems like a less thrilling prospect in than perhaps it once did, but also because Cut Copy have the architecture of dance music down perfectly and the confidence to execute the genre's moves with absolute precision.

Even in the dead of winter, Zonoscope does its job beautifully. Imagine how it'll sound when you don't have to layer up to go outside. We also wanted percussion to become more of a feature, because we had this idea of creating a rhythmic, hypnotic record where time becomes irrelevant. We wanted Zonoscope to represent this record. Zonoscope was recorded over a six-month period in a warehouse space in Fairfield , Melbourne , [6] [7] littered with discarded vintage recording gear and instruments.

We were just kind of locked in there by ourselves, and we couldn't have had it sounding how it sounds without us going in there.

There's more of a repetitive, hypnotic, rhythmic aspect to a lot of the tracks. The band had the idea of using a vocal ensemble while listening to David Bowie 's Young Americans and Primal Scream 's Screamadelica They also seemed to compliment Dan [Whitford]'s voice really well.

We didn't necessarily want them to be the focus, just to work in harmony with what Dan was doing and it was amazing to see it work out so well. And a lot of acid house era, post-rave indie music like Happy Mondays and Primal Scream. It isn't a destruction of the old world, more a creation of the new—it looks archaic, but at the same time it's timeless, referencing music from the past", Hoey said of the artwork.

Peter Gaston of Spin opined that the song "veer[s] into a more conventional-sounding, guitar-bass-drums combination and seemed to indicate a departure from the sleek, electronic-laced sound of In Ghost Colours. I thought it was actually great to put out first from the record. Zonoscope received generally positive reviews from music critics.

At Metacritic , which assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 71, based on 31 reviews. Club wrote that "Cut Copy's music successfully achieves synesthesia on its own throughout [the album]" and that "each arpeggiator pattern, glow-worm guitar line, and percussive thump on Zonoscope bobs in the mix as a luxuriously distinct spot of sound.

Margaret Wappler of the Los Angeles Times found that "[t]here aren't too many new stones in the pop garden that Cut Copy overturns, but what it roots out is expertly arranged, creating pastiches that raise ghosts from the past while capturing a spirit that's utterly now. But the lovelorn sentiments are generic, and singer Dan Whitford's baritone drone adds little to the proceedings. Pitchfork placed the album at number 28 on its list of "The Top 50 Albums of " and concluded, "Above all, Cut Copy showed that they know how to weave new songs from familiar touch-points and that they have the songwriting chops to make the patchwork feel of a piece.

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Zonoscope. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cut Copy. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 December Archived from the original on 26 November Retrieved 28 October Grammy Awards.

Archived from the original on 3 May Retrieved 14 December Retrieved 30 April Retrieved 3 December Modular Recordings. Archived from the original on 10 February Retrieved 10 December Pedestrian TV. Retrieved 4 September Getmusic Australia. Archived from the original on 24 December The Music Network. Archived from the original on 22 February Retrieved 21 November Australian Recording Industry Association : Retrieved 14 December — via Pandora Archive.

Archived from the original on 19 February Archived from the original on 16 October Archived from the original on 13 November Retrieved 9 August Amazon US. Amazon UK. Archived from the original on 2 May Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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