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).