Extra-cultural reviews by synaesthetes, symbolists, and strangers.
Pump Up The Volume Here: Mystery Skulls – “Money”
Do you remember MGMT? Oracular Spectacular was such a killer album, but since their follow-up (Congratulations) was such a massive misstep I will forgive you for not remembering them. I miss them, though; or, rather, I miss what they used to be: a huge-sounding party stuffed into an electro-pop album, guaranteed to get the body moving and the mind shutting off. So when an EP like Mystery Skulls crosses across my Secret Music Device I tend to sit up and pay attention. If you’re looking for originality, this isn’t it. It distills its influences in such a ridiculously proficient way, though, that it doesn’t matter that you’ve vaguely heard it before. It operates on its own level of the brain, somewhere below conscious thought.