Reviewed by Eric Saeger
Knob-rotation sluggishness, dream-pop and dubstep unite in this roughly-concepted mix from Milo Cordell, the better half of UK nu-raving duo Big Pink. Focus here is on the new crop of Americans doing the haunted house thing, best example being Salem, whose ‘Dirt’ appears here. By “roughly concepted”, I mean to say that the net is cast a bit wide here as far as core sounds are concerned, but in the main it would work for a Halloween party where hipsters dress goth. Gang Gang Dance’s ‘Ego War’ is Asobi Seksu-like shoegaze-chill, Joker’s knob-stuttering exercise ‘Snake Eater’ reads like a scratched Jackson 5 single. Active Child’s ‘Body Heat’ applies loud-ass Flashdance synth-cheese to a reverent Klaxons-esque chorus, Henny Moan’s ‘Vreg Dreams’ leans dubstep as things begin to turn crack-screw, which extends into Smoke Leather’s monotone ‘Smoke Ov The Pvnk’.