La Bouche
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Sweet Dreams , 6/10
Moment of Love , 4/10
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La Bouche is a duo that was formed in Frankfurt (Germany), but the two are both black American vocalists: Melanie Thornton (from South Carolina) and Lane McCray (from Alaska). Behind them is Frank Farian, the producer who engineered Boney M and Milli Vanilli. Sweet Dreams (BMG, 1994) was one of euro-techno's masterpieces: a pulsating, catchy, lush rhythm machine. It was followed by the equally engaging and driving Be My Lover (1995) and by the vastly inferior Tonight Is the Night (1995), Fallin' In Love (1995) and I Love To Love (1995). The first album, Sweet Dreams (RCA, 1996), was one of techno's bestsellers worldwide.

The duo's golden age ended in 1995. For a few months, La Bouche recycled remix after remix of their hits. When eventually new songs (You Won't Forget Me, Moment of Love, SOS) and a new album, Moment of Love (RCA, 1997), surfaced, the whole story was quickly forgotten.

All I Want (2000) introduced new singer Natascha Wright, after Melanie Thornton left to release her solo single Love How You Love Me.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Nicolas Bucci)

La Bouche è un duo formato a Francoforte (Germania) da due cantanti di colore di origine americana: Melanie Thornton (South Carolina) e Lane McCray (Alaska). Alle loro spalle, Frank Farina, il produttore che ha "inventato" anche Boney M e Milli Vanilli. Sweat Dreams (BMG, 1994) è un capolavoro euro-techno: una vibrante, sontuosa e orecchiabile macchina ritmica. Questo successo è stato seguito dall’affascinante e sferzante Be My Lover, ma anche da Tonight is your night (1995), Fallin’ In Love (1995) e I Love To Love (1995), nemmeno paragonabili.

Il primo album Sweat Dreams (RCA, 1996) è stato, per la techno. uno più venduti al mondo

Gli anni d’oro per il duo finiscono nel 1995. Per alcuni mesi, La Bouche autoricicla remix delle precedenti hits. L’uscita di alcuni nuovi pezzi (You Won't Forget Me, Moment of Love, SOS) spiana la strada all’album Moment of Love (RCA, 1997), presto dimenticato.

 

All I Want (2000) con la nuova cantante Natascha Wright, segue l’abbandono di Melanie Thornton impegnata nel suo primo singolo da solista Love How You Love Me.

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