- Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Portland, Oregon, electronic duo.
- Record Label: Captured Tracks
- Genre(s): Electronic, Club/Dance
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Sep 8, 2011The engagement with dance music and half-improvised feel lends it an irresistible forward momentum, something that picks up pace throughout the album to exhilarating effect; the album's second half in particular creates a disconcerting sensation of constant acceleration, until it finally collapses into its closing throes and falls away.
Sep 13, 2011With the exception of a few standout tracks, on one hand we are not engaged with memorable melodies that would lean the album toward the poppier side of 80s synth and its contemporary revival; but on the other, there is not enough complexity here to engage the deconstructive pleasure characteristic of long-form dance music.
Aug 11, 2011This is almost background music (think synth meets krautrock meets disco meets industrial), music to wash the dishes to or fold clothes or, simply music to dance to (that is probably what the band wants) and in that sense it is perfect for a darkened club where the only thing to do is dance (no drinking or fucking allowed).
UncutSep 14, 2011It's all rather tasteful and familiar, though, and a few jagged edges might snare passers-by. [Oct 2011, p.98]
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