Various Artists Moments of a Crisis
- Words: Patric Fallon
- Label: I'm a Cliché
- XLR8R Rating: 8.5/10
Celebrating a half-decade of releases from artists like Simian Mobile Disco, Yuksek, and Bot'Ox, to name a few, Italo-loving DJ/producer Cosmo Vitelli's I'm a Cliché imprint has assembled its first compilation. Moments of a Crisis, a double-disc offering from the French label, is half self-proclaimed classics (Disc One is called Overtime), and half exclusive tracks on Disc Two, entitled Holidays. Songs like Simian Mobile Disco's "The Mighty Atom" and Entertainment's "U1988" are fine examples of the disco-friendly tech-house that I'm a Cliché provides a home for, while the Holidays disc showcases the label's more rock-influenced edge on "Grease" by It's a Fine Line and The Fear's "JMH (Mark Broom Edit)." Moments of a Crisis is an essential collection for just about anyone who recognizes even a single name in the compilation's liner notes—given that Simian Mobile Disco is involved, that's just about everybody.
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