Au Rêve

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Au Rêve
Cassius Au Reve.jpg
Studio album by Cassius
Released September 17, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre French house
Length 70:07
Label
Producer
  • Philippe Zdar
  • Boom Bass
Cassius chronology
1999
(1999)
Au Rêve
(2002)
15 Again
(2006)

Au Rêve is the second album by French electronic duo Cassius, released in September 2002 by record label Virgin in Europe and Astralwerks in the United States.

Writing, production and content[edit]

The album was written and produced by Cassius members Phillippe Zdar and Boom Bass.

Au Rêve is a progression from Cassius' debut album 1999 in that it is a more traditional house-oriented effort[citation needed] that uses less sampling and more live vocalists. Collaborators include Jocelyn Brown, Ghostface Killah and Steve Edwards. The Edwards track, "The Sound of Violence", topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC Music mixed[2]

Au Rêve has received a mixed reception from critics. David Silverman of BBC Music called it "Excellent in places, awkward and peculiar in others" and wrote: "There's nothing really new here, but then that isn't really the criteria for whether an album is good or not – its [sic] just a pity Cassius couldn't recapture the spontaneity of 1999."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Cassius, except as indicated.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hi Water"   4:38
2. "The Sound of Violence" (featuring Steve Edwards) Boom Bass, Zdar, Edwards) 7:13
3. "Under Influence" (featuring Leroy Burgess) Boom Bass, Zdar, Burgess, Parham 5:14
4. "Room Tone"   1:04
5. "Thrilla" (featuring Ghostface Killah) Boom Bass, Zdar, Coles 6:03
6. "Telephone Love"   6:42
7. "I'm a Woman" (featuring Jocelyn Brown) Boom Bass, Zdar, Brown 4:22
8. "Protection" (featuring Gladys Gambie) Boom Bass, Zdar, Gambie 3:59
9. "Till We Got You and Me" (featuring Leroy Burgess) Boom Bass, Zdar, Burgess, Parham 5:53
10. "20 Years (How Do You See Me Now)" (featuring Abassday) Boom Bass, Zdar, Brooks 4:37
11. "Nothing"   5:25
12. "Barocco"   3:06
13. "On"   4:12
14. "Au Rêve"   7:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Au Rêve – Cassius | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Silverman, David. "BBC – Music – Review of Cassius – Au Reve". BBC Music. Retrieved 13 June 2015.