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Review: COH, “Retro-2038”

Back in May, as the Daft Punk machine squeezed out its Steely Dan yacht rock tribute and bamboozled writers (“does good music need to be good?”) with their AM radio, disco-pop revival, COH quietly released a throwback record of his own on Editions Mego. Both the Punks and Ivan Pavlov name-checked Giorgio Moroder and both took dance music as a starting point for their endeavors, but the similarities basically end there.

Pavlov’s songs steer clear of most radio-friendly conventions and follow a much harder to define trajectory. They fly through the computerized sounds of Spiegel’s Expanding Universe, navigate the twisting textures of Morton Subotnick’s Silver Apples of the Moon and fall into orbit around Kraftwerk’s android funk and Pan Sonic’s crippling beats.

Read the rest at Dusted…

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