1749 is the latest release from Norwegian electronic duo Lemaitre, with this five track EP named after their house in California where they’ve spent the past two years working on their new music.
It kicks off with ‘Not Too Late’, which although begins as a mellow sounding track, quickly develops into something more cheery, with a very catchy groove.
This playful pop sound continues throughout, as the disco feel of ‘Day Two’ reminds us of Toploader’s ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ while the psychedelic ‘Nishio 2’ featuring Giraffage captivates us with its repetitive hook.
‘Closer’ is another upbeat track that switches between an energetic piano and an infectious brass section, all whilst accompanied by the dainty and soothing vocals of Jennie A, making it our favourite track on the EP.
We have to admit that 1749 certainly seems to portray a more pop and disco sound rather than the electro feel we were expecting, with the most electronic track being the funky synth-led ‘Stepping Stone’, which features the grungy vocals of Mark Johns.
All in all, a lively EP filled with groovy rhythms. If you’re looking for some new music, or some tracks to brighten up these dull winter months, then 1749 is worth a listen.