La Politique [CDM]

The Menheads
La Politique
Cat. No.:
VIE 002 CD
CD Maxi-single
Release Date:
Mon, 11 Sep, 2000
Nu Jazz, Latin Beats, Downtempo
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Release Info

The music of The Menheads should be considered the antithesis of the Viennese electronic musical tradition as we know it. The two Viennese musicians Marcello Armetta and Michael Hirschler (see artist info) produce a masterly mix of electronic tapestries braided with fine instrumental compositions, played by a band specifically assembled for this project.

Heavily influenced by afro, funk, jazz and latin sounds whose traditional rhythms form the basis of The Menheads earthy sound, engendering tracks anchored in phat dubby beats  (La Politique Parts I & II) and others with the beats to the fore (Gui Bassa Ritmo). Compositions like Barabeu stand out for their exquisite fusion of cosmic sounds laced with hints of jazz and latin. The bottom line: The Menheads deal exclusively in drop-dead groovy dance music.


"A rather tasty Vinyl-whirl… Essential!..." © SEVEN / UK, November 2000, Andy Thomas

"Guaranteed tro get the backsides wiggling…a fine offering from a label making quiet a name for itself…" © BLUES & SOUL / UK, November 2000, BM

"This one`s got it all…Wer are in musical heaven…" © JOCKEY SLUT / UK, December 2000, BM

"... if you are a fan of Jazzanova or any other like-minded acts, this album will most deffinitley be for you…" © WAX / UK, 2000, PM

"... a rabid blend of everything from the finest and filthiest of funk…Politique is right and correct." © MINISTRY OF SOUND / UK, 2000, SM

"... a warm combination of modern music and black rhythms, with that viennese twist…One off. noir and rich." © AXIOM / UK, 2000



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