Despite what appears to be a screenshot from Ghostbusters on the cover of his latest release, New Age Outlaws, Ettinger thankfully eschews the growing trend to fixate on the mid to late 80's through a frosted lens and, more specifically a form of after school special/PSA bed music wrapped in Saved by the Bell pinks and yellows and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle meditation. Instead Ettinger joins the ranks of Onehotrix Point Never and Steve Moore in resurrecting pure analog synth tones to their consciousness splitting rightful focus. This cassette works on repeated patterns that feel like the soundtrack to some noir tale of dark alleys and constantly encroaching peril; and the fact that these synthscapes skew much harder to Vangelis than Faltermeyer speaks to Dylan's prowess within the medium. Not to drag "hypnagogic pop" into the equation but there's a way to creep through the psychosis of the past and then there's trying to recapture the sugar high of breakfast cereals. Thankfully we have folks like Ettinger to point us down the former path. Pick this up and keep an eye out for an LP soon on Digitalis.
[MP3] Dylan Ettinger - Rico's Pawn Shop
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