For their fifth long player, Magnifique, Brooklyn-based instrumentalists Ratatat went back to basics, swotting up on the licks of Queen’s resident astrophysicist, Dr Brian May, and a little known project from British multi-instrumentalist Phil Cordell, who performed under names like Springwater, Dan the Banjo Man and Prodigal throughout the 1970s.
Emma Smith checked in with Ratatat’s own resident multi-instrumentalist, Mike Stroud, to get the inside word on their latest set.
Song: Countach, Nightclub Amnesia, Cold Fingers, Primetime, I Will Return, Intro, Magnifique
Composer: M.Stroud, E.Mast
Label: XL Recordings
Song: I Will Return
Composer: P. Cordell
Song: Bohemian Rhapsody
Album: A Night at the Opera