Ikonika / Aerotropolis
Album: Aerotropolis   Collection:General
Artist:Ikonika   Added:Aug 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-09-01 Pull Date: 2013-11-03
Week Ending: Oct 13 Sep 29 Sep 15 Sep 8
Airplays: 1 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 09, 2014: Pumping Iron: A Retrospective
4. Sep 25, 2013: second meeting, take 2
Completion V.3
2. Oct 12, 2013: Music Casserole
5. Sep 24, 2013: Pumping Iron
Mr Cake
3. Sep 25, 2013: Beach Blanket Bingo
Mr Cake
6. Sep 12, 2013: The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
Mr Cake

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-09-02
Ikonika- Aerotropolis
Label: Hyperdub
Characterized by some as dubstep/ grime, this is Ikonika’s second album and leans more towards synth pop rather than UK dub. Lots of nice sub bass though, with synth harmonies, patterns, and some driving drums. A vocal track makes an appearance, albeit disappointing. Lots of songs are pretty repetitive (and can get a little boring), but if you’re just trying to get lost in your dance moves then pop this bad boy in ;)
FCC’s: none detected
Picks: *3*, 5, 6, 7, 11

1. (1:38) Repetitive, bloopy. fast loop drenched in synth harmony.
2. (4:02) A vocal track? What?! Nice voice under poppy electronica with something guised as dark beats.
**3. (4:05) Casios make an appearance under medium paced drums, deep sub bass, and groovy synths. We’re back to in 80’s, ladies!
4. (0:47) Blippy interlude featuring hard 808‘s and soft synth play.
*5. (4:46) Faster beats fall in with processed fem vox, rockin’ Casios, synth harmonies, driving drums, and bass guitar groove. Grows on you.
*6. (2:12) Darker tones set the stage with glass-rumbling sub bass, and airy synth play.
*7. (3:40) Break beat. Basic fast drums, shakers, buzzing bloops, and mid frequencies.
8. (4:51) Spacey effects under slower beat, claps, synthy strings, and casios. Takes a while to develop.
(4:26) Casio rocks out under fast sub bass+ drum combo, then the synths, and drums.
(4:25) Snares, dark beats, and ghoulish synth loops. Dramatic song that also could double in an 80’s horror soundtrack (the part when our hero comes to terms with their gruesome death).
*11. (2:56) Starts where the last one left off. Alien hihats grace this with faster beats, and melancholic but high noted synths.
12. (3:47) Leaning towards UK dub. Slower song with back + forth between synth play and beats spotlight.
13. (3:59) Minimal as spork. Undulating bass and bleeps lead into spliced fem vox and synth buzzes.
14. (4:06) Hihat lurve with spacey effects and slower bass + ebbing casios. Melancholic.

Track Listing
1. Mise En Place   8. Let A Smile Be (Y) Our Umbrella
2. Beach Mode (Keep It Simple) [Feat. Jessy Lanza]   9. Lights Are Forever
3. Mr Cake   10. Mega Church
4. Practice Beats   11. Cryo
5. Eternal Mode   12. Backhand Winners
6. Completion V.3   13. You Won't Find It There
7. Manchego   14. Zen Sizzle