Release Date: Apr 30, 2012
Record label: Internasjonal
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance
Some people will seek out the debut album by Lovelock, because the man behind it is Steve Moore of the band Zombi – a New York duo who play faintly absurd horror soundtrack music enjoyed mainly by metalheads. Yet they will discover, in ‘Burning Feeling’, one of the least horrific or metallic records ever. Lovelock is where Moore lives out his oiliest, most moustachioed cosmic-disco-meets-yacht-rock fantasies.
Sure, there are moments where one vintage touchstone or another is evoked -- the coda of "Don't Turn Away (From My Love)," for instance, brings visions of the Alan Parsons Project's "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" to mind (sure, the latter is a late-‘70s track, but it's well within the aforementioned aesthetic nevertheless). Moore's overall aim on Burning Feeling seems to be to craft the ultimate soundtrack to the greatest ‘80s teen romance never made, or perhaps to evoke what growing up in the era of Footloose and Flashdance was like for those who couldn't experience it firsthand. Of course, in spite of himself, he ends up with a (largely instrumental) record that's considerably more sophisticated, atmospheric, and arty than some of his professed inspirations, but really now, what would you rather hear, an impressionistic take on ‘80s electro-pop or an album full of Rockwell retreads? .