Her Space Holiday : Ambidextrous
Remix album from West Coast sonic youth
There's the usual electronic pulses and backbeats, the odd forlorn trumpet passage, and soundscape painting that ranges from discreet keyboard plink-plinks to fully blown symphonic backwashes, but it seems a conservative heart beats in there somewhere. Micromars' 'Why Didn't My Parents?', for one, is a ridiculous satire of conspiracy theorists, leavened only by a cool synthetic groove. And American artists like Aspera Ad Astra and Logic really should just sit at home and count their money they come across like rich post-teenagers having an electronic tantrum in this new context.
It's left to Marc himself and Brave Captain to save the day; the former with a depressive-to-suicidal 'Famous To Me' and the latter with an excellent mixture of lysergic harmonies and ringing phone-tones. As stopgaps between albums go, Her Space Holiday could perhaps have taken more risks.
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