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The Big Pink: Tapes

img  Tobias Fischer

Knob-rotation sluggishness, dream-pop and dubstep unite in this roughly concepted mix from Milo Cordell, the better half of UK nu-raving duo Big Pink. Focus here is on the new crop of Americans doing the haunted house thing, best example being Salem, whose “Dirt” appears here.

By “roughly concepted” I mean to say that the net is cast a bit wide here as far as core sounds are concerned, but in the main it would work for a Halloween party where hipsters dress goth. Gang Gang Dance’s “Ego War” is Asobi Seksu-like shoegaze-chill; Joker’s knob-stuttering exercise “Snake Eater” reads like a scratched Jackson 5 single; Active Child’s “Body Heat” applies loud-ass Flashdance synth-cheese to a reverent Klaxons-esque chorus;

Henny Moan’s “Vreg Dreams” leans dubstep as things begin to turn crack-screw, which extends into Smoke Leather’s monotone “Smoke Ov The Pvnk.”

By Eric Saeger

Homepage: The Big Pink
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