Lies (Ltd 2LP)Label: Lex Records
Cat No: LEX074LP
A1. We're Back
A2. Don't Lose My Time
B1. Soul Transplant
B2. Robot's Got The Feeling
B3. Akin To Dancing
C2. The Deadly Pong Of Love
D1. Give Me Action
D3. Living Just For Fun
Heartbreak - Lies
A criminally undersung 2008 release in the impeccable Lex Records canon - why this album wasn't huge we just don't know. We can't put it better than the Lex guys themselves:
"For their debut album, Argentine singer Sebastian Muravchik and French producer Ali Renault unite the charm and innocence of classic Italian disco with the dark heart of raw, Black Sabbath-era metal in unholy matrimony.
Heartbreak's debut album Lies was recorded in London using only authentic vintage drum machines, synths, outboard effects and compressors through a 1970s ex-EMI mixing desk, then mastered on a console imported from a deserted studio in Nigeria (all true).
However, Lies is neither pastiche nor retro – they utilize the innaccuracy of this analogue equipment to reintroduce a humanity in a time of pounding side-chain compression. Their Roland SH-101 is their electric guitar etc and Heartbreak simply create stadium-friendly music that may have been beamed in from the top of the charts in a parallel universe in which irony and genre are irrelevant and Giorgio Moroder is president."
Incredible stuff (and ltd to 1000).