Vitalic's debut album bridges various French electronic traditions, adopting the hypnotic grind of pioneers like Laurent Garnier and Daft Punk while paving the way for fist-pumpers like the Ed Banger crew. But he also displays a global perspective: "La Rock 01" is bare-knuckled techno with a sleek Teutonic flourish, and "The Past" mimics Kraftwerk. "My Friend Dario" and "No Fun" tackle New York electroclash, while "Newman" is a rock 'n' roll riot. "Poney Pt. I" condenses all those influences into a potent hybrid of nonstop thrills.