Blank-wave Arcade

11/01/1999 | The Big Takeover | Album Review
Post punk New Wave taking some of the best elements of both into a new realm of dance-o-matic keyboard wailings and pop crackling guitar. If Duran Duran sounded like this, I might have enjoyed them more. The vocals croon like some evil Simon Le Bon, but the dark edge of the melody keeps the dance from going too far. Makes me wonder what Modest Mouse would sound like if they started listening to a lot of Kraftwerk. Some of it sounds almost too retro, but the band manages to keep they style sounding fresh. It's not like other let's rehash the past attempts, it's taking the inspiration to a point where all you can see is the future.
Blank-wave Arcade

Blank-wave Arcade

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