Mixel Pixel Rainbow Panda
- Words: Sean O'Neal
- Label: Mental Monkey
On their third album, NYC trio Mixel Pixel unloads trippy electro-folk that plunges mercilessly into your bewildered brain with schizophrenic emotion. From happy, bubbly Japanese-style pop ditties to nervous, livid meat grinders, Rainbow Panda nonetheless flows with tasteful shrewdness; that is, when Mixel Pixel isn't taking pride in being charmingly annoying. Most tracks mix the blips and bleeps of familiar '80s videogames with a psychedelic landscape of folk rock, quirky guitar changes, lo-fi electronic beats and goofy lyrics. Think the punk of Joy Division fused with the haunting oddness of Roller Skate Skinny or Mercury Rev. Then add some LSD and Nintendo to the mix. Ka-blam!
- MP3Marley Carroll "First Thought, Best Thought (Little People Remix)"
- NewsFour Tet Streams Final Forthcoming Percussions Tracks
- NewsCheck Out a 40-Minute Live Set from Juju & Jordash
- NewsPixelord, DZA, 813, and Others to Appear on Upcoming Russia-Focused Compilation
- FeatureHi-Five - Dauwd Selects His Favorite Tunes from the Kompakt Catalog
- Locals Only: Prins Thomas Shares His Five Favorite Spots in Oslo
- 20 Questions - Robert Hood Talks Underground Resistance, Kraftwerk, and Cheese Grits
- Hi-Five - Dauwd Selects His Favorite Tunes from the Kompakt Catalog
- 20 Questions - Teebs Talks New Album, Low End Theory, and Playing 'Street Fighter' with Flying Lotus
XLR8R Downloads Player