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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:51

Charting the music: The Japanese Popstars, 'Controlling Your Allegiance'

Charting the music: The Japanese Popstars, 'Controlling Your Allegiance' facebook.com/thejapanesepopstars
Written by Reinier Timbas
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Northern Ireland natives, the Japanese Popstars, bring house music to the forefront with their second studio album, "Controlling Your Allegiance."

The Japanese Popstars -- consisting of Declan McLaughlin, Gary Curran and Gareth Donoghue -- take their elaborate rhythms and electrify your body into movement. Their latest album focuses on an infectious, highly danceable beat. The album delves into intricate musical resonances and a seemingly endless path to a groove unknown.

The album's opening track, "Let Go," is a definite club/house dance brawl, and the fun doesn't stop there. Throughout almost all of the tracks, the huge buildups break into audio enlightenment. Robert Smith of the Cure lends his vocals on "Take Forever" as the album takes a turn into darker territory. Towards the album's close, it fights its way back into the light with "Falcon Punch," a limitless, record-scratching dream. The tracks on "Controlling Your Allegiance" can easily stand alone but also together. They'll just plain overpower you and put you in the mood for an all-night boogie.

Written by Reinier Timbas, Music Department.

On the KDHX Charts: #4 Electronic for August 2, 2011.

This album can be heard on: Beep Beep Boop Boop, Juxtaposition and the Mixtape.

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