The Contino Sessions

Death In Vegas - The Contino Sessions
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Based on 7 reviews
1999 Ratings: #54 / 133
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Based on 44 ratings
1999 Ratings: #299
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'The Contino Sessions' can mean whatever you want it to. All we know is that it feels amazing. Warhol also said that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Death In Vegas' glory starts now.

Death in Vegas wants to be a scary rock band. As such, they've crafted a scary album with scary guitars, scary beats, scary distortion, and scary Iggy Pop. But Death in Vegas isn't even a rock band. It's two pasty English DJ-type guys and some session musicians.

I didn’t know what to expect from this since I’ve only listened to Aisha from this act, but what I got was something excellent. Love the dark style of electronica with the gritty guitars in songs like “Soul Auctioneer”. It reminds me of The Dust Brothers’ soundtrack to Fight Club in some way. The guest verses are great, with Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream, Jim Reid from The Jesus And Mary Chain and legendary rocker Iggy Pop. I also like the eerie ‘la la ... read more


Some late 90's gazing with a trip hop backbone. Occasionally ventures into the realm of post rock and experimental.


"The Contino Sessions" had the potential to become one of the greatest electronic albums of all time, simply because of the alluring beauty of the songs that contains.These songs have interesting arrangements, they are atmospheric and some of them even hypnotic. However the record doesn't live up to my expectations. The band usually develop an interesting melody, but can't built on their initially great ideas. Their songs tend to become repetitive and monotonous after some point, with ... read more

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Track List

  1. Dirge
  2. Soul Auctioneer
  3. Death Threat
  4. Flying
  5. Aisha
  6. Lever Street
  7. Aladdin's Story
  8. Broken Little Sister
  9. Neptune City

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Added on: December 7, 2014