Group members: Sebastian Muravchik, Ali Renault
For their debut album, Argentine singer Sebastian Muravchik and French producer Ali Renault unite the charm and innocence of classic italian disco with the dark heart of raw, Black Sabbath-era metal in unholy matrimony.
Heartbreak’s debut album Lies was recorded in London using only authentic vintage drum machines, synths, outboard effects and compressors through a 1970s ex-EMI mixing desk, then mastered on a console imported from a deserted studio in Nigeria (all true). However, Lies is neither pastiche nor retro – they utilize the innaccuracy of this analogue equipment to reintroduce a humanity in a time of pounding side-chain compression. Replacing electric guitar with Roland SH-101, Heartbreak simply create stadium-friendly music at the top of the charts in a parallel universe in which irony and genre are irrelevant and Giorgio Moroder is president.
“If an album that sounds like being transported to 1984 Rimini inside a hand-sculpted marble bath tub filled with a mixture of uncut Bolivian cocaine and Veuve Clicquot Champagne (aka. Disco paste) is your kind of thing, you should check it out.” Guardian Music Blog
“Heartbreak have just made one of the most intoxicating synth-pop albums of the last 10 years. They totally rule.” 10/10 Vice Magazine – Album of the month.
“The future of dance music” i-D Magazine
“Sensational on almost every level, they’ll make you dance with tears in your eyes” Dazed & Confused
“Heartbreak are the greatest live act in the country right now… a triumph of high drama” FACT Magazine
“Every track is a mini pop-classic and dance floor stormer in one” The List
“Italo-inspired futurist dungeon disco that will save your life.” Album Of The Week / NME Albums Of The Year – 8/10 NME
Don’t Lose My Time
Robots Got the Feeling
Akin to Dancing
Give Me Action
Living Just for Fun