The Big Pink

Tapes

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A year after the release of their debut album, A Brief History of Love, the duo behind the group, Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell, returned with a mix CD titled Tapes for !K7. The band’s sound mixes the hazy atmospheres of shoegaze and dream pop with dancefloor-friendly beats and electronics, and the songs they picked for their mix fall into the same general parameters. Whether it’s the hazy funk of Gang Gang Dance's "Ego War," the wobbly groove of Actress' "Hubble," or the washed-out drift of jj's "Let Go," the choices make sense. They also fit together very well -- mixing jj into Salem was a natural, and so was following the gloomy new wave of Light Asylum’s "Shallow Tears" with Gang Gang Dance’s heavy remix of their own “Velvet.” The mix works both as a glimpse into the sounds that are inspiring Big Pink in 2010 and also as a nice entry point for their fans to discover some obscure and very interesting new electronic sounds.

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