Hercules and Love Affair: The Feast of the Broken Heart – review

The disco classicists’ third album shifts from 1970s underground dance music to 1980s electro, early techno and house

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Hercules and Love Affair’s first album, centred around a remarkable vocal turn from Antony Hegarty, was a peak that the New York disco classicists failed to recapture on the follow-up.

Their third album The Feast of the Broken Heart shifts the focus from 1970s underground dance music to 1980s electro, early techno and house, expertly curated by Andy Butler, the DJ behind the project, with John Grant taking Hegarty’s place on a pair of tracks.

Yet for all the impressive textures, an animating spark is missing: there isn’t the same investment in the period as on the first album.

Hercules and Love Affair

The Feast of the Broken Heart

(Moshi Moshi)

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