( ): False Xmas: 12” single

No idea how to pronounce the name of this outfit. Sort of like !!!, or when Prince went by a symbol. Anyhow, this is synth-driven pop. Reminds me of early New Order and Pet Shop Boys mixed with Blank Dogs. This could have been a minor dance floor hit in the ‘80s. I do like this. They should lose the samples in “False Xmas” though. Sounds out of place. The rest of the song is pretty good, though. Large and sweeping. “What Shall You Say Tonight?” is down tempo, with a Krautrock influence in the sparseness of the composition and the guitar sounds like early New Order. Decent.

 –M.Avrg (Katorga Works, [email protected])