Thursday, June 2, 2011

Soup of the Day # 9: The Uniques- Mud & Grit

In an attempt to look cool in front of any looming hipsters and people under the Pitchfork umbrella, I have decided to toss up a synthpop/electroclash record from a Slovakia trio for our 9th Soup of the Day. How's that for obscure?

From the "fall of the Iron Curtain" generation comes a electrifying trio equipped with upbeat clashes of sounds from the 60s, 70s, 80s and today that are mashed together amongst layers of synthetic waves, spastic drums, and danceable retro arrangements. This is 1980s dance club meets The Faint meets the new era of electronic rock, and these boys from Bratislava know how to bring the noise.

"Mud & Grit" is one of the catchier tunes from their 2010 unveiling, From the Dust, which was awarded by critics as the top Slovakian album of that year. The flailing beat in the background controls the motion of the track as lead singer Pista Kralovic rides it with ease. The danceable tune is also highlighted by various sprinkles of electronic noise, chimes, and background vocals that add body to an already infectious skeleton that will have you moving your body to dust.
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