Bordeaux, France psychedelic garage-pop band J.C. Satàn's fifth full-length effort Centaur Desire has something of a first album feel - recorded all together for the first time (Arthur Larregle and Dorian Verdier used to handle all instruments themselves), enhanced by an incredibly powerful sonority (gear has piled up over the last years), and filled with a new groove (Romain Boutin finally plays his drum parts, and it's fantastic). Never where you'd expect it, Paula Scassa's voice adds to the pervading climate of freshness. A formula had to be found, that combines an undeniable talent for composition with devastating live fury. Here it is, and some of this on-stage gold stabilized to get cut on record and reproduced endlessly until reaching our speakers. The fact that this fifth album is their best one to date is quite uncommon but then again that's the modus operandi of J.C. Satàn.