Album Review: Health - 'Disco 2' (City Slang)

A breath of fresh air from a tired format

Remixes are old news. Having the latest knob-twiddler du jour do his bleepy business all over your stuff? It’s boring. But as is their wont, LA noiseniks HEALTH breathe new life into a tired format (again) by handing over their second set ‘Get Color’ to a few sonic visionaries of their choice. Tobacco’s mind-mauling treatment of ‘Die Slow’ (is anyone else hearing the Super Mario Bros theme?), Crystal Castles’ supremely blissed-out take on ‘Eat Flesh’ and Gold Panda’s sublime rewiring of ‘Before Tigers’ are all utterly great, but best of all is new HEALTH track ‘USA Boys’ – it basically sounds like Prince fucking a computer.

Rob Webb

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