Boomkat Product Review:
Time and tape warped hypno-pop from Foxy Baby, suspected by some to be the work of one Sam Meringue, aka maker of Matrix Metals and Flashback Repository on OESB and others. His label sums Foxy Baby up as an "esoteric glam-damaged concept record about Berlin nightclubs and foxy ladies", and that 's quite on the money, except this Berlin is in an alternate dimension where Ariel Pink sits at the head of the Reichstag and instead of amphetamine sulphate, everyone necks handfuls of valium and and the pilsner is standardly spiked with codeine. Like James Ferraro's audio hallucinations, it's hard to pick out what's what, whether that's a sample you're hearing or new recordings subjected to enigmatic mulching processes, but either way the effect is thoroughly intoxicating. In amongst the tumultuous power pop degradations, there are some really sublime moments like 'Bergheim' with its almost BoC like melancholy flutters, or the narcotic carousel melody of 'Headspins', and the submerged, top-of-a-mountain geetar solo headspace of 'Driving At Night'.