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Since their signature on Record Makers in 2005, the three boys from Hypnolove (one French, one Portuguese and one German, as a symbol of the EU that never stops dancing) have never followed any rules and made everything possible to make their fans dance, with no disregard for 80's pop music, considered at the time far too cheesy. Eurodance, italo, sweet & space disco, boogie-funk: all these styles and subgenres that have somehow become respectable and craved by diggers today are part of stealing old disco loops to make house music. This "cheesy music" image sticked to us, and doing 80's pop music like we were doing wasn't helping really... With time and this new hype around 80's productions, it’s as if we were actually precursors!" After " Eurolove" 13 years ago, a first LP considered by the band as a thrilling compilation of singles mixing new-wave and italo (not forgetting a poignant cover of Kiss' "I Was Born For Loving You"), Hypnolove was back on stage (and in clubs) helped by genius producer Mickey Moonlight. " Ghost Carnival ", their second album was then focused on zouk, exotica music and Italian disco.
While we were left for a while with no news from the band again, Hypnolove came up with " La piscine" in 2016, a
sexy French disco-infused banger sung by L'Impératrice coming back as a reminder: Hypnolove knows how to write
good frenzy pop songs. "We are used to release one album every six years, jokes Nicolas, but it's not our will! With
time, we all moved to a different area of Europe, Henning moved to Berlin and we all have occupations besides our
dream job that is being musicians. When we feel like it, we go somewhere and record a lot of songs, listen to them all
a few months after and see if they still sound exciting to our ears. There is a huge pile of songs in Hypnolove's vault."
For their third album entirely recorded in a proper studio for the first time, Hypnolove was forced to more coherence
in their sound. They decided to follow a clear line: make a 100% French record inspired by the French dance music
made in France during the 70's and 80's, when a handful of studio heads were driven by the ambition of conquering
the world by reappropriating the emerging new genre that was funk at the time. Slap bass lines, silly erotic hip-hop-
ish lyrics, edgy guitar grooves... This new version of funk invented by some French ambitious musicians found its
identity under the name of French boogie. "We had Chagrin d'Amour, Pierre Bachelet's early soundtracks, Michel
Berger's piano staccato sound but also Inner Life or Chic in mind", explains Henning, "the only constraint was to make
a 100% French record".
1. Climax
2. La piscine
3. Marbella
4. Somebody Else
5. Le triomphe du soleil
6. Sauna
7. Horizon
8. Absolu
9. Plexus
10. Encore et pour toujours