Released: Jun 2011
Formerly known as Games, Tigercity's Joel Ford and Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin explore an alternate '80s on Channel Pressure. Forgoing the studied affect of many retro acts, Ford & Lopatin evoke the gated drums and bright synths of Jan Hammer, Phil Collins, Mike Oldfield and others who were too prog for new wave. The sonics connote cheese, but the duo's ambient interludes and moody pop songs are made with evident love and dazzling craft. An inspired trip into an imaginary future-past, it's just as Philip K. Dick predicted: They can remember it for you wholesale.