Psychobuildings / Birds Of Prey / Paradise - Single
Album: Birds Of Prey / Paradise - Single   Collection:General 7"
Artist:Psychobuildings   Added:May 2010
Label:All Hands Electric  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-01-09 Pull Date: 2011-02-27
Week Ending: Feb 6 Jan 30
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Recent Airplay
1. Mar 16, 2011: faux hipster garbage
3. Feb 04, 2011: microclimate
Birds Of Prey
4. Jan 25, 2011: Aural Surgery

Album Review
Phil Cooper
Reviewed 2011-01-05
Birds of Prey

45 RPM

reviewed by tony echo - 1/5/11

Vintage new-wave/electro/hip-hop sound, complete with 80s brit m vox, prominent synth keys and 808 beats, occasional hand-claps. clearly derivative, somewhat kitschy, but very well-done. good for: pretending you're 80s john cusack.

Loved and highly recommend both sides.
fcc: none detected (side b vox are super distorted in places so no guarantees but couldn't make out any)

side a/ birds of prey
slow-mid, ~2:45
opening synth line reminds me of the knife's "heartbeats": i like, your mileage may vary. m vox delivery is rhythmic, hip-hop influenced. melodic, funky synths. basic 808 beats = ghetto blaster and cardboard. very cool,very derivative, i don't care.

side b/paradise
mid-fast, ~ 3:00
faster paced, danceable. vox = very Clash, fast and rhythmic, distorted/echoed in places. emphasizes drum machine and elec bass more than synths, more improvisation with the beat than side A. other cool sounds come in now and then.

Track Listing
1. Birds Of Prey   2. Paradise