Guitaro – “JJ’s Crystal Palace”

Album Reviews | Oct 1st, 2011

Record Label: Help Computer Records
Genre: Electronica/Ambient
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Beautifully crafted, fuzzy-headed electroclash with 80s synth and dark wave elements. Hushed male-female vocals, velvety guitar fuzz, and simple swaths of electro/synth create a wash of brooding but rich ambient rock.

New Order, Air, Postal Service, and Royksopp all seem like influences, which, of course, is a good thing. While not as spare as The xx, there’s that similar feeling of floating in dark, freezing space – a detached chilliness that is both ominous and mellowing.

Bottom Line: Disembodied new wave for a dystopian future.
Notable Tracks: Chateau 100, Blastok, Come Get Sums, Toothpaste, Modulo
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