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The Youth Are Starting To Change.

I’ve been looking at the front of this cover for months now at work and even ventured to listen to a couple sample tracks, but none of them caught my ear. One night some fuzzed-up, gauzy voice started playing over the speakers as the store was empyting out. It always kind of feels dreamy to be in such a big space with all those flourescent lights buzzing and the light echoes and shimmers stuttering so softly in this track accentuated that. Hella psych-pop.

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The Youth – MGMT

MGMT [originally The Management] is Brooklyn-based duo that released their debut album digitally in 2007 and then on CD and LP at the beginning of this year. Oracular Spectacular is a sound and space experiment. There’s been a lot of aural manipulation done to the tracks and vocals to give listeners a kind of synethestic experience: it’s almost like looking through gauze or seeing fuzzy doubles. It’s really very pretty. Songs like Broken Social Scene’s “Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl”, All-Night Radio’s “Sky Bicycle” or Spiritualized’s “Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space” come to mind somehow.


About Etta Strange

Writer, obsessive audiophile, secret bedroom DJ, local daydreamer with more books than shelf space. I'm stockpiling for the inevitable drought. Let's collaborate.

One response to “The Youth Are Starting To Change.

  1. Ken Savvy

    Had you in my feed reader untitled, love your blog

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