Boomkat Product Review:
Superior clicks and cuts fodder from husband and wife duo Jane Dowe and Hank Hofler, who put a commendably imaginative spin on pop music formats by blasting normal song structuring convention apart. Unlike labelmate Girl Talk, Oh Astro tackle the obliteration of their source material from a viewpoint that defies any party-starting strategies, leaving you with an LP's worth of obliterated oddness that only occasionally lets the fun into its chaotic makeup. 'Xanadu' is sheer vocoded lovliness, buoyed on by whizzing, popping rhythmic edits, while the likes of 'Snow Queen' and 'Hello Fuji Boy' come a little closer to overtly embracing a melody. The colourful, fractured strangeness of Oh Astro is mirrored by the Terre Thaemlitz artwork on the sleeve; the digitally corrupted, cutesy images pretty accurately reflect the nature of the album itself. Very good indeed.