There is a time and a place for ultra-serious, topical music to comment on all of life's ills. There is also, however, a time to forget it all and just lose your face on the dance floor!
Fake Robot's self-titled debut recording Fake Robot definitely falls in the second camp, arriving just in time for the onset of early summer.
Fake Robot should definitely have had some sort of laser grid on its album cover, as it is most definitely an example of synthwave/outrun music - which is to say rigid, electro drum machines and pulsing analog synths, reminiscent of high-speed chase scenes from an epic '80s sic-fi action thriller. If you want your afternoons to sound like Chuck Norris fighting off android body snatchers, here's your chance!
Fake Robot is also GOOD synthwave. The London producer with an array of smooth house beats and propulsive baselines, reminds us of hip-hop's early love affair with electro, via Afrika Bambataa's Kraftwerk worship. It's a reminder that machines can be funky and soulful when guided by the right hand.
The hand is in evidence throughout Fake Robot with filter sweeps and rave-ups galore, preventing Fake Robot’s ten tracks from ever becoming static or boring. It tells a story, but what that story is, is up to you.
Ramp up your early summer with some adrenalized android action, with London's Fake Robot!
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