Afterhours (3) ‎– Sleepwalker

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Not Not Fun Records ‎– NNF261
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Vinyl, 12", Clear
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A1 Sleepwalker
A2 4 A.M. On The Local 83
B1 Salt On The Wound
B2 That Dream About '97

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aural_sex

October 27, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
Very solid debut entry here. Nothing you've never heard before, but outstanding none the less. The title track calls to mind the melancholy and melodic electro of Bochum Welt, 4am owes a debt to BoC, Salt on the Wound bears a passing semblance to the hushed ambient headnod of Loscil or perhaps Nosaj Thing's deepest transmissions. Only That Dream About 97 gives away the fact that this is a Not Not Fun release; after stalking along for a minute or two with a hollow, primitive-sounding industrial/IDM beat and some watery pings and washes it drops into lush melodies of hazy, 80's, retro-vision synths. Plus, the cityscape in the artwork is an obvious reference to the neon rainbow, mega-metropolis skylines of Blade Runner or Akira. That's always good.