Atmosphere - Talk Talk Ep (pink Vinyl) Lp
  • Atmosphere - Talk Talk Ep (pink Vinyl) Lp

Atmosphere - Talk Talk Ep (pink Vinyl) Lp

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Pink Vinyl.The title of the most recent Atmosphere album, May 2023's SoMany Other Realities Exist Simultaneously, evokes the multiversalstorytelling that's recently vaulted into the mainstreamconsciousness. With their latest effort, the irrepressible Talk TalkEP, the Minneapolis legends dart across threads of space-time tograb hold of the one where Slug and Ant became titans of theelectro-rap that was foundational to their youths. By evoking actslike Kraftwerk and Egyptian Lover, Atmosphere makes visions ofthe future from four decades ago seem new once again, therelentless forward churn of technological optimism reimaginedas an endless loop with irresistible drums.The genesis of the Talk Talk EP was the session for a song of thesame name that appeared on So Many Other Realities ExistSimultaneously. A collaboration with Lifter Puller alum BatFlower, the song "Talk Talk" exists alongside electro classics inan uncanny valley that's been warped into a sweaty nightclub, atonce vaguely alien and deeply human. Enamored with thesong's outcome, Slug and Ant returned for a longer explorationof the sound, to mesmeric results. The pulsing "RotaryTelephone," where the TV antennas seem tuned to a world justslightly askew from ours, thrives on the tension between Slug'scareening vocals and the song's taught structure_formmatched perfectly with content. And on "Hear Hear," the struggleto make human connections is revealed as a beautiful one.For all its well-documented roots in disco and R&B, rap'sconnection to the electronic music of the 1970s and `80s is a corepart of its DNA. The Talk Talk EP is one of the clearest articulationsof this truth to emerge in many years, a testament to thecommunal power of programmed sound. For proof, look nofurther than "Traveling Forever," the haunting missive that closesout the record. Images flash: of police knees on necks, of pryingcameraphones, another empty hotel room indistinguishablefrom the last. "I never got to learn...

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