Powers of Audition
Released: Mar 2010
The Kranky label is a steadfast purveyor of some of the finest ambient, electro-acoustic and post-rock out there. Now add cosmic disco to the list. The album's beatless intro (echoes of Oneohtrix Point Never's gleaming oscillator jams) doesn't prepare you for the astral boogie that follows. Half the album explores shimmering post-Italo that will appeal to fans of Lindstrom and Prins Thomas; the other is given over to analog fugues as lyrical as they are lysergic. It's proof that Krautrock never died -- like mold, it just gets more potent.