Josef Woodard
July 09, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Seduction of Claude Debussy

type
Music
Current Status
In Season

We gave it a B-

In this ambitious, flawed cultural casserole, the veteran proto-techno group The Art of Noise mix up the music and mythology of Claude Debussy in The Seduction of Claude Debussy, Sally Bradshaw’s quasi-operatic singing, John Hurt’s gravel velvet narration, drum-and-bass grooves, and pinches of rap into an atmospheric lather. Would Claude approve? Probably not, but we can savor the dance-driven charms amid the pretensions. B-

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