Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Spectral Park - s/t
This is like some kind of hyperactive crystal-meth version of chopped & screwed but done with 60s psych instead of hip hop. It's almost like a bunch of 7"s have been smashed up and randomly glued back together.
It's all really tuneful though. The organ and voice keep the melodies going while chaotic collage of sound swirls around.
The organ is a definite highlight. Can't beat a good organ tone.
Maybe a bit like MGMT done as old school cut and paste collages with glue and old newspaper magazines. it's really well done though.
Guess it'd be a good one to place next to that Retromania book. All the themes and sounds are kind of retro but they're all formed into a different style.
The song in the first youtube video has been on repeat on my commute. Really interesting way the melodies, harmonies and backing music fit together.
They've also got an 'official' video. First song on the album. Which is also good.