Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Song(s) of the Day # 2,672 TEKE::TEKE


Like something Julian Cope might have dreamed of, or a band you suspect he may have even made up for his classic Japrocker. TEKE::TEKE have all the fun you could possibly imagine on their latest album Shirushi.

This is unshamedly Retro kitsch from the off. Surfy, spacey, funky, freaky by turns and utterly unpredictable from start to finish. It's sheer pleasure to hear where TEKE::TEKE um, take this.

Sounding like the soundtrack to a Sixties Japanese Yakuza movie of the kind that Tarantino reveres and that you probably need to see, the cultural juxtapositions on here are just spectacular. Plenty of variety of pace and tempo and always prioritising the pleasure principle, this is a total breeze, start to finish.

Coming hot on the heels of El Michels' wonderful Yeti Season, which took a similarly inspired, cinematic slant on things, this is a record quite unlike anything you will hear this year, or any other year for that matter. Frankly, just fantastic.

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