Synth pop and good-time fun, or at least that's what comes to mind immediately with Solvent's dancey homage to '80s kitsch, Solvent City. While Solvent's Solvent City isn't going to knock your socks off with its critical work on the periphery of dance music, it will do more than that and make you smile. After hearing so much of the serious dance music that's out there being intellectualized and eulogized, it's nice to have a disc that's both fun and happy. There's no end-time message or credo to the technologically ruled world here, just fun and exciting beats and '80s synth timbres. Solvent's Solvent City is a lighthearted and jovial disc that seems more like the soundtrack to an '80s Molly Ringwald movie than a 2001-released disc coming off the German label Morr Music. Solvent's Solvent City is a lot like Daft Punk's Discovery with its tribute to '80s kitsch. This is a fantastic recording and one that no synthesizer-fiend or lover of great music should be without. A fantastic disc and great work.
Solvent City Review
by Matt Borghi