With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Le Chimp Atomique
There's only so far the composer of harsh minimalist techno can take their work and by the time they've realised this, self-parody beckons....
It helps that during the recording of 'Le Chimp Atomique' Schmidt appears to have lost his mind. His inability to think straight, though, has resulted in a record that snatches the freaked, distorted soul baton from his friends Super_Collider and dashes into the cellar, shrieking.
What we're left with is a peculiar cousin to Green Velvet's successfully self-indulgent 'Constant Chaos', with Schmidt moaning raddled truisms like, "The weekend I can't remember is the one I'll never forget" over rude electro stabs on 'Weekend', or baffling his lady with the line, "You don't need a dictionary to live next to me" during 'Change You''s eerie clattering.
Forget the dictionary, then. Just keep an open mind.
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