Friday, May 23, 2008

Ratatat - "Mirando"

I got my first listen to Ratatat's third album last night, and boy is it groovy. Tracks like Bruleé and Shempi follow the summer theme of Mahalo, while the clear-cut single Mirando gets sonically blippity-bloopity with some nice touches of percussion. They've offered that song up for free, so soak it in and be ready for LP3 in July. Ever wish you could make an action film dance? Ratatat did, and they made a music video out of it.
Pre-order info: "Tucked away in a private studio named Old Soul, in Catskill, NY the two musical forces behind Ratatat, Evan and Mike, have collaborated yet again to redefine the current state of instrumental music. This time, the album is called LP3 and though it doesn't use much in the way of hi-tech recording equipment it's still laced with a unique balance of penetrating beats and ethereal riffs. However they broaden their palette of sounds this time around by relying more on keyboard instruments than guitars. Don't worry, Mike's characteristic guitar style is still present on this record but there are also an abundance of new textures emanating from the likes of a harpsichord, a wurlitzer, a mellotron and even a grand piano." More...