Boomkat Product Review:
Teaming up with cult TV programmers Adult Swim, Ann Arbor's finest avant-pop imprint Ghostly International have compiled a brilliant selection of tracks from label stalwarts through to fresh-cut signings. Michna aka Touchin' Bass' Eggfooyung contributes the ace opener 'Triple Chrome Dipped' with adding an acute pop angle to his club tooled electro, Dabrye chips in with lazy late night nodder 'Temper' and Brit-act The Chap provide the straight laced punkpop ditty 'Carlos Walter Wendy Stanley'. Deastro's fuzz backed boot stomper 'Light Powered' is a glam highlight, and label pin-up Matthew Dear's 'R + S' is an unmissable offcut for all devoted followers of his work, combining multi layered vocal trickery with a grungy pop-house rhythm and elevated synthlines, while the dream duo of Flying Lotus and Samiyam dole up an unmissable nugget of warped downbeats wrapped in oozy synth funk on 'The Offbeat'. With 19 tracks to choose from you certainly get your money's worth, with other notable contributions from The Reflecting Skin, School Of The Seven Bells, Osborne, Cepia and Kill Memory Crash squeezing in myriad more multi-pop hiphop, electronica and house styles to keep you engrossed. Aces.