Justice

In 2007, the first album of Justice that deconstructed with techno, pop, R & B, electro, metal and many other genres still allowed the duo composed of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay to impose As one of the biggest French bands in the world.

Their second album, Audio, Video, Disco in 2011 pushed Sonic boundaries even further. An enormous hearing bomb whose rock flourishes of the seventies owed as much to Queen and Yes as to Frankie Knuckles or Prince, who then propelled them for a world tour in the form of a tower of honor with dates at the head of a " Displays in major festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza.

First safe after five years of radio silence, 'Safe and Sound', first excerpt from their third album Woman, announces in a fanfare what is to come. The piece is built on a rhythmic slap bass base and shimmering synths, not to mention the spinning disco strings at the Love Unlimited for the dramatic load.

Woman embarks and catapults us from the pop R & B elastic of 'Pleasure' to the rush of 'Alakazam!' Without any transition, one swirls in a dazzling duel of electric piano and clavinet with the dancefloor parade of 'Fire', one catches barely its breath before falling on 'Stop' - a sparkling, bitter-sweet title of disco pop which Boasts one of the best choruses the duo has ever written.

With Morgan Phalen singing, their collaborator on Audio, Video, Disco, 'Randy' spreads a melody for which Michael McDonald would have killed one of his Doobie Brothers (if he had been attracted by the techno that shakes the bowels). 'Love SOS' sounds like the best disco hymn of all time, finding the perfect balance between euphoria and grief, while a synth howls like a police siren all along.

There is a more lively approach with this new album, at least that is what emerges at first glance. What one takes for a live drum turns out to be an ultra-treated 808, and what inevitably sounds like a theremin is actually a woman who plays the musical saw. The songs themselves are sometimes elusive. In the middle of the album, 'Chorus' comes to erase all the potential preconceptions that one can have on the concepts of the album and what it will reserve. What is it about ? From glitch-techno? Of sci-fi prog? From celestial disco? No one can prejudge the intentions of Justice. And that includes Justice themselves.