Production outfit Pink Skull join the ranks of the My Favorite Robot Record artist roster, dropping a new five track EP of spaced out grooves in five distinctly different flavours. Julian Grefe and Justin Geller have been working together for the best part of a decade now releasing a string of singles and albums that have gained the Pink Skull name respect. The duo’s shared love of early disco and primitive electronic music has been instrumental in forging their sound and ensured that their take on things is always far from predictable.
Now Grefe & Geller have joined forces with Joe Lentini (Schematic, L.I.E.S.) for their latest offering to be released by Toronto based My Favorite Robot Records, the label that has made its way through 2012 with music from the likes of Jori Hulkkonen. Fairmont, Sasse, ‘Germ Free Iridscent’, an off kilter slice of electronic music that taps into elements of techno, ambient, drum & bass and electro whilst never quite being any of the above. Swirling FX and an ever-shifting arrangement give the track an otherworldly feel and help make a record that has quite a unique feel. Second of the five sees the duo shift into acidic techno mood for the rolling rhythms of ‘Laotion Size’, a track which morphs between a heads down warehouse groove and its quirky electro interludes. ‘Primitive, Jelly Covered’ comes next with its discordant ethereal synth lines and tape-delayed stabs sitting over a deep insistent backing track. Penultimate title track ‘Definitive Gauze’ offers up a squelchy slice of techno with some deep, Detroit influences and finally ‘Taupe Heroics’ journey into blissful ambient territory with a retro inspired soundscape that conjures up the best of Tangerine Dream. It’s out now.