Release Date: Oct 28, 2016
Record label: Because Music
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Neo-Disco
With Red Lips, French disco pioneer Cerrone attempted to recapture the innovative sound of his '70s and early-'80s work after his productions had devolved into mind-numbing, by-the-numbers Euro-disco by the 21st century. All of the instruments on Red Lips were recorded live in the studio, with drumming by Cerrone himself in lieu of programmed beats, and guitars, horns, and keyboards rather than sequenced electronics. In some ways, it's Cerrone's Random Access Memories.
Cerrone 'Red Lips' (Because)Getting disco gods out of retirement can be iffy. Nile Rodgers has put on some amazing live shows but, ‘Get Lucky’ with Daft Punk notwithstanding, also produced some patchy recordings. Giorgio Moroder is a great raconteur, but sadly seems to have drunk all the EDM Kool Aid. French disco veteran Cerrone, though, seems to be determined to stay true to his roots.