Walter Meego's Sweeping Voyage
Artist: Walter Meego
Release Date: May 27, 2008
Label: Almost Gold
It's safe to assume that Walter Meego—who formerly resided in Chicago—wanted to be a star. Otherwise, they wouldn't have picked up and moved to Los Angeles. On their impressive debut, Justin Sconza and Colin Yarck convey an astute knowledge of modish electronic music, but nothing beyond their years. Yet ultimately, it is their proclivity for incorporating the past, present and future that distinguishes them from their contemporaries.
Sconza and Yarck have made waves in the underground electro scene with their lively performances and a slew of relatively meager EPs. The duo's reach seemed to exceed their grasp in that they had nothing substantial to show for themselves. However, on May 27th Walter Meego are poised to prove otherwise.
Voyager is far more conceptualized than any of the band's previous efforts. The idea of selfhood is demonstrated most effectively by way of dark and erotic, '80s-infused tunes that are simple and short. Walter Meego clearly comprehend the value of succinct ditties ("Forever," "Girls") and garish tone ("Wanna Be A Star," "Tommorowland").
Walter Meego - "Forever"
Elsewhere, Walter Meego take a break from the straight-forward electro-pop to dabble in a funky, hard-hitting dance floor vibe("More Than I Can Say," "Baby Please" and "Letting Go")—further solidifying the notion of eclecticism. They almost share more with label mate Calvin Harris, Ratatat and even Daft Punk here than anywhere else on the album. Moments like these substantiate the hype, proving that Walter Meego are destined for the sort of glitzy fame that their electro-pop songs connote.