We Can't Fly - Aeroplane
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  • Summary: This is the first and final album for the DJ/producing duo of Vita Deluca and Stephen Fasano. Aeroplane became a solo project for Deluca after Fasano's amicable departure in June.
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  1. Dec 7, 2010
    80
    Sophisticated dance-floor mischief rarely gets this sexy.
  2. 80
    Vito Deluca indulges himself on his outstanding debut. [Oct 2010, p.104]
  3. It's hard to tell how serious De Luca is being here, so over the top is everything (there's a song called Fish in the Sky. No, really). It could be misconstrued as a parody of 70s and 80s musical mores, cramming as it does all manner of instrumental bombast and excess into its 50 minutes.
  4. At times brilliant, as on the 10CC-gone-disco title track or Belgian pop cover Without Lies, which features California wild-child Sky Ferreia, there are also one too many homages to '80s Italian disco and Euro-trash soundtracks. [Oct 2010, p.103]
  5. Dec 7, 2010
    50
    While it's important to have ambition, Deluca probably should have stuck to the sound he does so well. His desire to stretch makes We Can't Fly a misfire of an album. It would have made a nice EP though.
  6. It seems that the first principles that got Aeroplane their quality remixes--a real sense of atmosphere, and slow disco-house beats that might be regarded as 'cosmic' in some circles--are only fleetingly glimpsed. Deluca has proved that he can comfortably write in a number of different styles of music--but on the next record it might work better to stick to the ones he has truly mastered.
  7. Along with the deliciously slick 'My Enemy' and recent single 'We Can't Fly' they serve as an exasperating reminder of just how good this album might have been. Instead these tracks merely serve as Aeroplane's black-box, sole survivors pulled from the flaming wreckage.

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