Release Date: 17 August 2009
Format: CD Album
Label: Some Bizzare
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1 Tie Me Up Tie Me Down 2 Push the Button featuring Billie Ray Martin 3 I Want Your Number 4 Psycho Killer featuring Pravda 5 Marilyn featuring Amanda Lepore and Cazwell 6 Hotline 7 Do You Believe In Heaven? 8 Venus In Furs 9 Plastic Lover featuring Pravda and The Specimen 10 Superstitious featuring Andrea B and Crackdown 11 Déshabille-Toi 12 Can't Stop 13 Disorder featuring Ultrafox 14 Tie me up Tie me down Video by PvonB
KINKY ELECTRO AND QUIRKY POP FROM VIBRANT FRENCH/WELSH DUO
Oozing sensuality and provocative energy, Risqué emerge from the erotic underworld with their Pedro Almodovar inspired debut album, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down, on the revered Some Bizarre label.
Risqué – French vixen Nathalie and her Welsh husband Huw – combine their lavish soundscapes with a series of incredible collaborations from the likes of dance pop diva Billie Ray Martin and New York City’s legendary transsexual sexbomb and muse of David LaChapelle, Amanda Lepore.
The album’s title track, Tie Me Up Tie Me Down showcases Nathalie’s ethereal vocals (in French and English) astride classic electro rhythms while Push The Button with Billie Ray Martin is a rock n’ synth pop anthem in the making.
I Want Your Number is a futuristic combination of pure dancefloor energy and the confused mathematics of love: ‘6% pneumatic 60% politic 20% chemistry, 90% destiny’ coos Nathalie.
“This track wasn’t written for Marilyn, it was written for me!” says Amanda Lepore, of Marilyn, the track she guests on. An ode to the celebrity culture of chasing money, youth and ‘VIP utopia’ with echoes of the Pet Shop Boys, it’s a guaranteed hit.
Elsewhere, Risqué give their unique take on Talking Heads’ Psychokiller and Velvet Underground’s S&M anthem Venus In Furs. With provocative tracks like Plastic Lover and Deshabille Toi, rounding up an accomplished debut album, listening is a seductive and sensual experience.