Release Date: Mar 30, 2010
Record label: Hours
Genre(s): Dance, Electronic
AutoKratz's 2008 mini-album was titled Down & Out in Paris and London, reflecting not only their stated love of Orwell but their role as east London's wing of the growing Parisian record/fashion label Kitsuné. Those familiar and keen on Kitsuné's oeuvre - acts such as Digitalism and the much loved Kitsuné Maison compilations - will find much to like in duo David Cox and Russell Crank. Stay the Same is a joyful mash of pounding electronica juxtaposed with Cox's low-key vocals.
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Let’s be frank: Animal is too much of a latecomer to a scene that no longer bats a lash at the sight of a shiny Kitsune-approved electro unit. Even if it had been released two years prior to 2009—when next-to-kin labelmates Digitalism, Simian Disco Mobile, and the Whip were cutting up dancefloors with its debuts—this maiden full-length offering from London duo David Cox and Russell Crank would have nonetheless sounded unambitious in the scheme of things. Digitalism happily induced tinnitus by wrapping its post-dance punk in a heavy layer of metallic gauze while Simian Disco Mobile delivered bleeding edge hedonism to a ready audience by dropping frivolous one-liners into its strobe-lit aural canvas.