The latest album by disco-influenced AM & Shawn Lee titled ‘La Musique Numérique’ indulges in many typical disco and electronica song-writing elements whilst offering it in an incredibly refreshing and enjoyable way. Their latest album draws influence from a variety of different styles which results in an incredibly creative and enjoyable album. There’s simply a lot going on in this album, with some brilliant and groovy instrumentals pushing every track along at varying rates. There’s a fair few songs that stand out brilliantly, whilst others seem to just lag behind just that little bit. It’s fairly diverse at times, with many elements coming into play, yet it seems others aren’t picking up the pace as well as other elements, which seem to really work well for AM & Shawn Lee.
On ‘Le Musique Numérique’, AM & Shawn Lee present what could be described as conventional electronica disco-tracks, filled to the brim with pumping bass and keyboard effects that navigate the songs with wonderful depth. On top of a somewhat conventional style though, AM & Shawn Lee seem to also combine various other elements into the music, drawing influences not just from disco, but also from funk and soul. Everything is mixed up together to create an album full of versatility and creativity. It’s simply enjoyable music, with there being many elements to get people pumped up and moving. The music on the album never seems to be in the listener’s face, and instead just pumps around at a somewhat lower level, which simply keeps things comfortable, and fun.
AM & Shawn Lee are clearly capable musicians, with a lot of creativity that is present on their album. As with most albums though, it seems that only a handful of the ideas really work, and others seem to fall flat in comparison. The main flaw with ‘La Musique Numérique’ seems to be the fact that as the album progresses along, it becomes a little more lackluster every time. The album starts off brilliantly, with a tremendous amount of energy ringing out with the very first track. It’s therefore disappointing when most of the following tracks seem to fail to deliver such energy and enthusiasm as the first few tracks. There’s a few tracks on the album that do manage to achieve the same energy as the album’s opener, but the majority seems to be somewhat disappointing.
AM & Shawn Lee’s latest album ‘La Musiquie Numérique’ certainly delivers some brilliant disco-themed fun in a few of the tracks, but as far as full-album experiences go, it’s a little daunting after a while. There’s some fantastic tracks that fuse together a wonderful medley of genres, which create a brilliant dance experience. It’s here where AM & Shawn Lee’s talents truly lie, in their ability to create some tracks that just sound brilliant, which just drive along at a great level, without every becoming overbearing. If their latest album was filled with a few more tracks of this caliber, then perhaps it could be described as a great album. For now, it is simply a good album with a fair few flaws.
- ★★★☆☆ 3/5
- Two Times
- In The Aftermath
- Come Back To Me
AM & Shawn Lee’s latest album ‘La Musique Numérique’ is out now, and can be purchased on Itunes.