Considering that Lust for Youth have been consistently releasing new material for the past five years, we can only expect them to keep following this rewarding direction and come back with another killer pop record. For the moment, you've got all summer to wear this one out.»
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First few copies come with a label sampler CD. 'International' is the third full length LP from Copenhagen's Lust For Youth. To put it bluntly, 'International' is unrecognizable as a Lust For Youth record on first listen. Hannes Norrvide's previous solo albums under the Lust for Youth moniker have been described as "dark, cold, atonal, tormented, lonely, and lower than lo-fi." The approach on 'International' has shifted dramatically. Writing as a three-piece now, with longtime live collaborator Loke Rahbek and new band member Malthe Fisher, who produces and plays guitar, Lust For Youth have entered a completely new territory. The result is stunning. 'International' is a buoyant synth masterpiece in the vein of early Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys and New Order. Norrvide's work has always had pop sensibilities buried deep in the reverb, but the hooks are front and center on International, and there is nothing lo-fi about it. That is not to say the record is without substance. There are still some deeply introspective moments as well, notably the instrumental passages 'Ultras' and 'Basorexia,' which evoke the morning-after loneliness that a lot of earlier Lust For Youth work has explored.
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