Safety Scissors / Kit Clayton

Ping Pong

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Like the sample source indicated in the title, this split Safety Scissors/Kit Clayton EP spends little time in one place; indeed, Ping Pong bounces through three dozen tracks in less than 20 minutes, caroming from heavily distorted computer feedback to playful electronic pop and R&B with a throwback feel -- as well as a few nods to the heyday of '80s video games. Nearly everything attempted here succeeds -- wildly, needless to say -- perhaps because the duo never let an experiment wear out its welcome. Ping Pong is doubly impressive for its feel, that of a tossed-off jam session; unlike the vast majority of electronic productions, the EP never sounds labored. It's almost as if the duo soundtracked a video game, with individual tracks functioning for multiple cues. It's certainly not background music; these productions practically demand close attention, but they're worth every second.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
0:12 SpotifyAmazon
2
1:36 SpotifyAmazon
3
0:07 SpotifyAmazon
4
0:04 SpotifyAmazon
5
1:20 SpotifyAmazon
6
0:34 SpotifyAmazon
7
0:05 SpotifyAmazon
8
0:15 SpotifyAmazon
9
0:36 SpotifyAmazon
10
0:04 SpotifyAmazon
11
0:42 SpotifyAmazon
12
0:06 SpotifyAmazon
13
0:06 SpotifyAmazon
14
1:08 SpotifyAmazon
15
0:04 SpotifyAmazon
16
0:11 SpotifyAmazon
17
1:02 SpotifyAmazon
18
0:12 SpotifyAmazon
19
0:43 SpotifyAmazon
20
0:14 SpotifyAmazon
21
0:13 SpotifyAmazon
22
0:05 SpotifyAmazon
23
0:06 SpotifyAmazon
24
0:37 SpotifyAmazon
25
0:05 SpotifyAmazon
26
0:22 SpotifyAmazon
27
0:33 SpotifyAmazon
28
0:33 SpotifyAmazon
29
1:42 SpotifyAmazon
30
0:10 SpotifyAmazon
31
0:46 SpotifyAmazon
32
0:11 SpotifyAmazon
33
0:35 SpotifyAmazon
34
0:12 SpotifyAmazon
35
2:50 SpotifyAmazon
36
0:11 SpotifyAmazon
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