Larsen - La Fever Lit
La Fever Lit is Larsen’s eighth album in 13 years of activity, it is also their first studio album since 2006s SeieS, after the double live Larsen & Friends CD/DVD set ABECEDA. Also being released at the same time is a deluxe live Larsen LP titled LLL.
La Fever Lit features the legendary dubdiva/post-punk-cabaret icon, from Crass to On-u sound via NWW, Coil & C93, Little Annie, aka Annie Anxiety Badnez.
Musically, La Fever Lit opens slowly, intentionally & deliberately. La Fever Lit could be considered the most focused Larsen record yet, but at the same time it's also their most experimental and floating. Much of the material on La Fever Lit was composed for architecture, having been written to be played in Torino's landmark Mole Antonelliano, which is now a national film museum. Performing from the elicoidal stair inside the huge dome of this futuristic building, Larsen spread out massive revererations of sound and bouncing lights upon the audience. Somehow, these bouncing lights are a big part of Larsen's new sound. Cinematic pop, illuminating rhythms, musical weightlessness and the nocturnal noire narrative style of Annie Anxiety.
Larsen delivers one of their most unique musical offerings, but it's ultimately Annie Anxiety who defines the album. Having seen Larsen live a few years back she offered to sing and La Fever Lit was the perfect record for her vocal companionship. Her lyrics, her moods and her delivery, especially on Lefrak City Limits, deliver the listener to an old and twisted reality, drowned in melancholy, where characters lives suddenly make sense if only for a few suspended seconds framed in frozen time. All of this happens while Julia Kent delivers her most beautiful offerings to the Larsen sound and Marco Milanesio's production is so in tune with Larsen's sound that he is able to extract the textures that their music is built on.
Every listen brings you a little closer to La Fever Lit.
1. Dear Furry Widow
2. Tu Ark
3. Lefrak City Limits