Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Spectral Park - The Thief's Journal

At first Luke Donovan's work as Spectral Park may make you think of another one man lo-fi beat boom operation, Spectrals. (And not just for the obvious reason) Then things start going odd. Imaginary kids' TV themes, spectral psychedelia and Mandelbrot set keyboard patterns all conspire to pull these bedroom recorded layered odd-pop confections apart limb from limb for the fun/hell of it. If a broken hearted Syd Barrett and a down on his fortunes Raymond Scott were teamed up only with access to a dictaphone and a laptop set-up this might have been the result. The free EP Factory Peeled is well worth your time; a couple of its other tracks have home-warped videos.

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