Album Review: Tiga - No Fantasy Required

26 February 2016 | 12:35 pm | Roshan Clerke

"As sleazy and sincere as you could possibly hope for."

Canadian musician and producer Tiga James Sontag's third solo album is as sleazy and sincere as you could possibly hope for.

Equal parts eccentric pop artist and stylish techno wizard, Sontag has shied from embracing the public personas and stadium-ready sounds of other high profile producers, choosing instead to maintain his reputation as a man serious about dance music. No Fantasy Required furthers this image, finding him at the crossroads of reflection and hedonism. The result is a heady journey through the producer's musical and material tastes, blurring the lines between the two worlds as the album ranges from mindless bangers to surprisingly tender ballads.