I never would have thought I would be a fan of electronic music. I’ve never been anti the genre as a whole, and there have been a handful of songs over the years that I have liked, but never enough for me to really regard the genre as anything worth paying any attention to. Then I stumbled across an article form Faster Louder about The 50 Albums That Defined our Decade. And since I’m always struggling to think of new (to me) bands and artists to write about here, I thought I’d use that article for some suggestions, which lead me to The Presets and Apocalypso.
Kicking off with a real scruff of the neck grabber, Kicking and Screaming is vintage electronic beats, bleeps and bloops, that somehow sound totally immediate and new. Which is saying something, considering this album is already six years old. Technology wise, there’s nothing cutting edge going on. And musically, I can’t put my finger on anything that this song does that you couldn’t’ hear in 90s electronica, but it just feels new and urgent. (more…)