With a lot of fuss being made about Daft Punk at the moment, you’d think that French music ends there. But you would be wrong as there is an alternative in the form of Paris’ own Moon Prototype. With their new album Modern Life Is A Journey By Car being released imminently, the first single off of it is “The Challenge.” Starting with a piano intro very reminiscent of early UNKLE, it eases into the verse before the chorus comes over with a blast of classic electronica. It’s probably what Ultravox would have sounded like if they hadn’t have come out in the early 80s. This is very good stuff and gives the buying public a refreshing alternative in the seemingly one horse French electro-pop race. “The Challenge” is definitely worth any music lover’s time.
Modern Life Is A Journey By Car is available on November 25th.
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— Mark Sharpley | @MarkSharpley1