White Town - Women in Technology.
Women in Technology
illustrates the allure of White Town as heard on the number one single
Your Woman; quietly affecting electro-pop stroked with the brush of
Musically this is more akin to the synthetic warblings of
Jean-Michel Jarre than Tricky or the Chemical Bros., but its held together
with a keen pop sensibility.
Lyrically, too, the album bursts with a put-on romantic innocence
and naivety, but the irony wears thin over the course of 11 songs. Your
Woman is the best on offer here, classical strings layered on top of a
Kraftwerk-style keyboard and bass rhythm.
The rest of the album fails to
sustain the momentum, however. It shys away from developing the obvious
talent contained within into something new and worthwhile, instead relying
on a kind of nostalgic comedy which ensures that its future appeal is
One for the novelty bin.
by Niall Byrne