Over the years, legions have done their best to fuse guitars with electronics, with few success stories. So, perhaps there’s some irony involved when a Frenchman-a demographic long jeered for its vain attempts at rock ‘n’ roll-has shown it can be done. And with panache. In fact, Fred Bigot makes it look so easy, you’ll wonder why it hasn’t been done before. Melding the swagger of Gary Glitter with the synth drone of Suicide and the motorik pulse of minimal techno and Faust, 21st Century Toy is pure man-machine soul. Minus the soul.