Written by Zteven Zangbang
“Axis”, the first track taken from Pet Shop Boys’ forthcoming album “Electric,” is an everything-but-the-kitchen-synth italo disco laser dance workout. This largely instrumental track chugs and clicks and whizzes along in an analogue nod to robo-dance pioneers Giorgio Moroder and Patrick Cowley, while also benefiting from the modern glossy sheen of producer Stuart Price. The track’s vocal refrain of a vocoder chant of “electric energy.. electric energy..” borders on transcendental, while the video somehow bridges the cinematic gaps between “Cruising”, “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and “Tron”.
Image Courtesy of X2 Recordings.