Lace Curtain is Mikey Young and David West
from Total Control, Rat Columns, Rank/Xerox, Eddy Current Suppression
Ring et al, exploring an electronic world of pleasure, frustration and
sadness. Bedroom dancers, synthetic singers, basement kicks in a
romantic void. Influenced by the Germans, the Italians, pale British
button pushers, glamorous alien pop futurists, Mid-Western sweat, NYC
disco dreamers, undercover kings and queens escaping a dull grey world
with rhythm and noise, sound and vision.
The 3rd EP by Lace Curtain ushers in sounds both new and old to
the Lace Curtain listener. A feeling of detached romanticism and
dystopian fantasy hangs heavily over this recording, which was delivered
to tape and hard drive in San Francisco, Melbourne and Rye, alone and
together. “I Can’t Wait” and “Lover’s Fade” on Side A send affectionate
yet fleeting glances in the direction of Chicago and Milano. A Korg from
the past predicts the malfunctioning systems of the future. Pop is
welcomed, confusion is courted. Side B drifts into headier territories.
“Fortress” sweeps through percussive vistas and analog landscapes with
the dream logic of an intoxicated tour guide, ending in rapturous
murmurs. “Unfortunate Life” sends us down the rabbit hole of monolithic
machinery and the abstractions of short-circuited lives. " - MEXICAN SUMMER RECORDS
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 February, 2014.