Thursday, September 22, 2005

rhizomatic baby

When digging around on my desk the other day I found a Printer CD. Not the kind from HP with all the drivers for your computer, rather the electronic band Printer, from Roskilde, Denmark. And thank goodness I did, ever since then this disc has been spinning non-stop and making my ears happy.

Not unlike the touches of bliss I got when first hearing Múm, Notwist, and the Junior Boys- Printer make electronic music, but not necc for the dance floor. They got their start as a traditional band line-up but quickly ditched their normal instruments and stuck to keys and laptop. Not to say the CD, Rhizomatic Baby, isn't dancy, cuz it has a handful of great catchy pop tracks as well, but there is so much more as well. And the dancy songs are not what will keep you coming back time and time again to this album.

Throwbacks to turn of the 80s analogue synth sounds and feel are present but this is not a nü-wave record or revisit. There are squishy glitch beats, sad electronic shoegazing (Champagne), and great arrangements everywhere. Its everything the Postal Service should be. Praise to Statler & Waldorf for putting this gem out. Get it from Forced Exposure and lay back and daydream.

Printer - Don't Expect
Printer - Erased by the Swans
Printer - Champagne


At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Bruce said...

Thanks for the tip on this one. I ordered a copy immediately after previewing the MP3s.


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