Last Night EMI

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music Reviews - SINÉAD GLEE­SON

Poor Moby. Less than a decade ago, he was at the epi­cen­tre of a dance mu­sic hur­ri­cane, break­ing new ground and clock­ing up as­tro­nom­i­cal ad roy­al­ties. His last ef­fort, Ho­tel, was an ethe­real mess, snubbed by fans and crit­ics. So in what sounds like a last-ditch at­tempt at rel­e­vancy, he has re­turned to his sam­ple-heavy roots. Where once his rave sound­tracks were edgy, now they reek of bar­gain base­ment. The pro­duc­tion clings to a mid-1990s vor­tex of bad pi­ano house and Euro dance (summed up, iron­i­cally, by Ev­ery­day It’s 1989). Last Night is not short of ideas – it zips through most sub-cat­e­gories of dance – but none of them are new. Moby has said the album cap­tures the feel of a night out, but based on th­ese dated rhythms, you’re bet­ter off stay­ing in. Down­load Track: I Love To Move In Here

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