Seat of Perception

Extra-cultural reviews by synaesthetes, symbolists, and strangers.

Mystery Skulls (or, I Confess To Missing MGMT)

Get It:  http://mysteryskulls.bandcamp.com/

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.

 -Trevor
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About trevorzaple

Writer, music critic, satirist, musician, father, husband, loudmouth. Always up for a recommendation on good cheap beer.

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This entry was posted on October 6, 2012 by in Music, Reviews and tagged , .

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