Casino Royal is a two piece band based in Vienna/Austria being together in this line up since 1997. The main musical roots of Casino Royal are the likes of - to name only a view - the Smiths, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Primal Scream, Depeche Mode. Four albums recorded so far. The first two in cheap studios the latest two in Casino Royal's own studio which was set up just before Christmas 2002. The sound of the two first records was more guitar/bass/drums and a bit of keyboards - in the line of the Smiths or the Pixies. Since the latest two CDs \'Rabble Rouser\' and 'The Restless Years' were recorded in their own studio more time was at hand and sounds and setup of the tunes became more sophisticated and with all the gadgets of a modern studio at their hands the sound of Casino Royal turned towards a more electronic feel. Still all tracks are tunes with proper song structure and vocals on top of it - no pointless electronic frickling or boring wall paper music for lounge bars as background for urban hipster yuppies. Some of the tracks have been released on various samplers in Austria, Italy, England and Finnland. Two of their tracks are included in a movie which was screened in cinemas nationwide and also shown on Austrian and German television. The soundtrack featuring both Casino Royal tracks was released on Monkey Records. In reviews on \'Rabble Rouser\' and 'The Restless Years' the likes of Marc Almond, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and Radiohead were name dropped. Even though Casino Royal don\'t see their music so much in that way - but then again it is the listener who is the judge! Check it out and find out for yourself!
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