El Ten Eleven: Fast Forward (Fake Record Label, 2015)

August 19, 2015 at 9:44 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

El Ten Eleven: Fast Forward

El Ten Eleven: Fast Forward

Sixth (at least) album from an instrumental electronic post-rock duo who I could’ve sworn were more crescendo-core sounding, but this album is light, chilled out, and poppy, coming close to recent Tycho or a vocal-free Washed Out. “We Lost a Giant” definitely has the “Feel It All Around” vibe to it. Other tracks (“Scott Township”, “Be Kind, Rewind”) have New Order-esque guitars, which are pleasant. Some of this, especially the first 2 tracks, is surprisingly danceable. The press release describes how the drummer’s father died before the album was recorded, and it seems like there is a twinge of melancholy combined with a bit of a nostalgic overtone, but overall it’s definitely a sunny, enjoyable album.

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