Profile: Dutch quartet, whose members have been part of Doop, Hocus Pocus, Sponk (Ridderhof + Garnefski), and Capricorn (Weekhout), now join up to make electro-disco-rock. Seperately, they have been producing for over a decade, and their joint debut album was released in 2004.
Download the album or mp3, watch videos Peplab. All video clips of all the songs are here. Members of Peplab: Edward Boellaard, Ferry Ridderhof, Hans Weekhout, Peter Garnefski.
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Peplab deals simultaneously in several different retro-dance styles, from the electric disco of "Lucky Lucky" to curiosities like "Beautiful People," which combines a chiming, Byrds-y guitar hook with a seasick house beat and whimsical falsetto vocoder effects. At its worst, in fact, this album sounds like nothing more than a collage of hip retro referents and secret dance-music handshakes - "Mt. Psychorock," for example, sounds more like a class project from Electronica High School than an actual song.
Pornstar" quickly revisits this with mixed results, sounding exactly like Daft Punk with its vocoder choruses. A bit too early on the nostalgia for my tastes, but it'll certainly hook enough other people. In fact, this may be less Daft Punk and more Eiffel 65 (guilty for their annoying hit "Blue" not so long ago). In small doses, Peplab and Drive can certainly make for a big groovy time. Over the course of an entire album, however, it all begins to play the same. It's the exact same thing that plagues a lot of bands of this ilk. They have one cool formula and nowhere to expand it. Still, it'll be interesting to see what happens to Peplab and where their music will take them.