The fourth full-length album by the Britihsh Electroclash, Synthpop band.
Client have basically defined themselves by withholding information - from their anti-image image to their repetive, generic, but nonetheless well-constructed and hooky music. Core duo Kate Holmes and Sarah Blackwood originally took on the code names Client A and Client B because they didn't want to be known as, respectively, the wife of former Creation Records chief Alan McGee and the former singer for 1990s British act Dubstar. That's understandable. On fourth album, "Command", Client race toward Goth night at your local disco, with Killing Joke's Youth (fresh off a collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney) and the Sneaker Pimps' Joe Wilson splitting production duties. Look at the cover art, though: The uniform has changed, but Client are still proudly faceless.
Client were never as glamorous as Goldfrapp, never as shrill and willing to experiment as Adult., never as shoegaze-indebted and affecting as Ladytron. But when it comes to contemporary peers like Little Boots and La Roux, "Command"'s minimalist songwriting and high-end production don't put them far behind. It's just that, once again, Client's fondness for anonymity threatens to keep them that way.
Out of Line/SPV, 2009 (OUT 350 | SPV 321232). Used: good.
1. Your Love Is Like Petrol
2. Can You Feel
3. Don´t Run Away
4. Make Me Believe In You
8. Son Of A Gun
10. In My Mind
11. Can You Feel (Jori Hulkkonen Remix)
13. Your Love Is Like Petrol (Auto-Auto Remix)
14. Can You Feel (Kindle Remix)
15. Can You Feel (Liman Beijing Remix)