Houle, Marc / Cola Party
Album: Cola Party   Collection:General
Artist:Houle, Marc   Added:Oct 2014
Label:Items & Things  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-10-17 Pull Date: 2014-12-19 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Dec 14 Dec 7 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 11, 2014: Meow
4. Nov 08, 2014: Narnia
Jackn Jill
2. Dec 07, 2014: the springfield law review
Jackn Jill
5. Nov 05, 2014: Narnia
Jackn Jill
3. Dec 03, 2014: Narnia
Raybans In Bahrain
6. Oct 29, 2014: Brownian Motion
Gimme Gimme

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2014-10-15
Fine electronica, dance. Beats are funky and rhythmic, don’t fit into any generic repetitious “house” or “techno” class, but surely contain elements of such. Uses interesting sounds amongst the synth and drum programming, but its all about the nice rhythms, sexy. Percussion and bass interplay sounds very organic, like humans. I like this a lot cuz at times it reminds me of Kraftwerk, and the early synth based work of Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Danielle Dax, more than what you hear while shopping at Sharper Image or watching a Pepsi commercial. Great stuff.

1) (6:03) big beat techno flavor
2) 5:17) begins w/ sequenced bass and sampled vocal track then a minimal but pervasive heavy beat
3) (4:44) cool synth, treated echoey, veering into the dark early 80’s realm now
4) (4:29) cool dark vocals, dark feel retained
5) (5:11) I think this is “tech step”(?), but a more breakbeaty rhythm makes it super funky
6) (6:06) beat goes more straight techno
7) (5:17) “wearing Ray Bans in the rain” somehow reminds me of “Makin Sandwiches” song, deadpan lyric delivery and minimal electronica, rings of Kraftwerk too
8) (6:29) dark bass line w/ steppy rhythms, spooky, cool
9) (4:22) more techno flavored, echoey minimalism

Track Listing
1. Over The Top   5. Jackn Jill
2. I Don't Wanna Know About You   6. Hot Sauce
3. S.T.E.A.K.   7. Raybans In Bahrain
4. Cola Party   8. Gimme Gimme
  9. Alpha Bit