The Presets: Apocalypso

The Presets: Apocalypso

Label: Modular

Release Date: May 13, 2008

Shake off your raver pants and get your glowsticks out of the freezer. The Presets continue to indulge in putting a gritty new edge on accessible synth. Thirty seconds after hitting the play button will most likely prompt you to get up out of your seat or preform some fierce ’87 style head-bobs or both. While Kim Moyes & Julian Hamilton studied classical composition they excel in its antithesis. After joining recently successful Modular Records in 2003, home to such acts as The Klaxons and fellow Aussies The Van She, The Presets have issued a slew of EP’s and remixes and 2005’s full-length Beams. But, with Apocalypso its clear that perfection has come with some (brief) work. The early album barrage includes singles “My People” and “This Boy’s in Love” both of which clearly demonstrate The Presets’ knack for layering updated samples on handy rhythms. Some time is spent in an experimentation, and in genre style as on “Aeons”. This release most certainly satisfies from cover to cover. Its clear that The Presets are ahead of the eightball in the recent wave of electro from the land down under. Do yourself a favor and give this one a listen.


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