MGMT – Sound of the Summer

Posted: July 30th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Dance Rock | No Comments »

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Yes, everyone is beginning to catch wind of these two East Coast wonder kids with their electronica-inflected songs and ironic wit packed into a tripped out debut album, Oracular Spectacular. It’s not often I dig ‘rock’ music but these guys are irresistible. “Electric Feel” is the anthem of the summer, simultaneously retro and futuristic: “Ooh baby! Shock me like an electric eel” is the most brilliant lyric I’ve heard in years — simple, impressionistic, throwaway, indispensable. The Justice remix available on iTunes ain’t bad either. This is psychedelic pop and disco poetry for all the washed out apocalypticos out there. Come on out from the cold.

Gas – Nah und Fern (Near and Far)

Posted: July 30th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Ambient, Ambient Techno, Techno | No Comments »

Gas - Nah und Fern

Catch up with Wolfgang Voigt’s distinctive ambient oeuvre as Gas in a remastered box set. All four of his landmark ambient albums for the price of two, this is the classiest, cheapest way to earn your spooky electronica stripes. As Andy Kellman of Allmusic writes, haunting climes perfect for zero-gravity clubbing or sleepwalking through a forest. Satisfaction guaranteed.