Various Kill the DJ: Introducing The Dysfunctional Family-A Mixed-Up Compilation by Chloe et Ivan Smagghe
- Words: David Hemingway
- Label: Kill the DJ
"I don‘t want to be like everybody else," bemoans a voice on Egoexpress' "The Fool Of The New City," and such words could be taken as a manifesto for Chloe 'n' Ivan's Mixed-Up comp. Apparently soundtracking a club where "no style is style [and] no gender is gender," the French duo weaves its way through eerie carousel music (Planningtorock's "Death Dream"), odd-folk paeans to opiates (Jason Edwards' "Codeine"), anxious bump-tech (Louderbach's "Grace (Anxiety)"), and post-Boards of Canada atmospherica (Point B's "After Burns") to entertain their dysfunctional kith and kin.
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