The Mitgang Audio

The View from Your New Home

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On The View From Your New Home, Plantains member Ray Sweeten makes his debut as the Mitgang Audio, with a full-length album that fits in with the Suction label's aesthetic -- it's a modern pastiche of synth pop and electro-disco that's equally at home in clubs and in bedrooms. The View From Your New Home doesn't measure up to the best moments from Suction's Solvent and Lowfish, but those who have enjoyed the label's past releases will find these wistful tunes satisfying to some extent. One important factor that makes Sweeten's songs stand above those from several of his peers: there isn't a hint of irony or tongue-in-cheek silliness in any of them. Sweeten does rely on processing his vocals a little too much, however, which will likely be a deal breaker for some.

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