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    Kitchen + The Plastic Spoons – “Screams to God” – [Dark Entries]

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    Killer catchy art-damaged pop-punk with tworky analog
    synth way out front, but some snappy drumming provides
    crisp pulse to most of the tracks. Emergency girlfriend
    vocals Anne Larsson are so good in that nervous but
    not afraid way. The lead-off cut, “In Bars” feels like
    two songs that collided into something spectacular.
    Oddball audio on the last track closing side A, befitting
    a band from the early 80’s that was more prank than
    political. And evidently too good to hold it together
    for a proper release, but Dark Entries to the rescue
    again! On some tracks Linda Motsieloa and Iodine Jupiter
    trade-off singing, adding to the playful vibe. No matter
    who is singing, Helena L??nnqvist and Iggo Karlsson squiggly
    synths really get this cartoon cavorting (again, I can
    taste the Devo in the batter, but I ain’t complaining.)
    “Happy Funeral” indeed… All of Side A rollicks, but
    the flip side scores as well. “Filmen” with its gusts of
    middle eastern melodies eventually turn “Midnight Express”
    into a dance movie. “Psch” with the wet decay of old
    angsty keyboards and a flair of secret agent guitar hit
    the spot as well, delivering a death wish disco dirge
    delight. Love the Stockholm Syncopated Syndrome delivered
    here, a truly great find.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on May 16, 2013 at 12:14 am
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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