The intent stated in various interviews pre-release was to experiment. Not that surprised, given that the approach of the Phoenix has always been somewhat outside the traditional mold of pop music - even if some of their songs in the past have found themselves in the mainstream, almost without doing it on purpose. For listening concluded that proclaims seems exaggerated: the melodic vein of the French band remains largely unchanged, while if anything, slightly change the way in which it is manifested.
Just to be clear: the first three tracks leverage singable choruses and impact immersed in arrangements that find the right balance between memories eighties and modern indie rock, pseudo-oriental influences in the individual palesate Entertainment and the next curious about The Real Thing mixing nostalgia and energy, while Sos In Bel Air looks like an evolution of thought new wave of A-Ha. Each interval of sound frequency is padded and compressed to spasm, but the confusion is avoided by the skilful production work entrusted once again to Philippe Zdar of Cassius (French alliances in the field of music are well known, and in most cases lead to good results). Passing through a Trying To Be Cool which is perhaps a bit 'too full and slightly forced, you get one true experiment in this Bankrupt!, Which is the title track: it is an odyssey that lets talk about the synths for more four minutes, and then receive voice and acoustic guitar with progressive and conceptual intention, complete with a fade out compulsory. Drakkar Noir takes a moment to re-lighten mood and style, lacking even an intro is so direct, but with the seconds that pass evolves in a couple of sudden changes of direction and a few little madness in the arrangement to reject the ' ordinary. Applause from the elegant funk of Chloroform in slow motion, while the march of Do not introduce another moment to remember the disk: the graceful and fairy Bourgeious. The forty minutes that make up the fifth album of the Phoenix ending to the tune of Oblique City, which aims at a strong pace and a melody that, while not exactly immediate, still managed to drag.
There will be very little chance of coming across an extract of Bankrupt! on some radio station, on the other hand it would be discussed on how this was the primary goal of the Phoenix. But why lose hope in advance? In the event happen, would certainly be an asset