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Dark Arts Dance Jams: Pixeltan

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If you’ve never heard Pixeltan, or they’ve faded into distant memory, (They haven’t put out anything new in five years) now is a great time to get to know them. On previous tracks they have always been compelling, and promising, but on their new four track EP Yamerarena-i, they’ve really gotten together a cohesive sound, and a recognizable brand. If you go to their myspace you’ll see their influences listed as, Fela Kuti, Early Metallica, Slayer, Kool Kieth, and Chrome. Often times when you read this section on any bands page, it is either ironic, or very misleading, but in this case, I couldn’t possibly do a better job of representing their sound. They got it exactly right. As soon as I heard the title track on Yamerarena-i, I sort of fell in love. It’s instantly catchy. I have a thing for getting drunk at parties and wanting to preform some sort of seance, or dress up as the member of a polygamist cult, and I often harass my friends until they comply and engage in some sort of drunken yammering in front of a makeshift fire. Listening to this EP, I couldn’t help but think it was the perfect soundtrack for a Saturday night cult jam. Mika Yoneta, the lead vocalist goes back and forth between English and Japanese which sounds here like some sort of awesome moon language. Any of these tracks will make a perfect addition to any fall mix tape. If you want to know more, visit their label page here.
Rachel Noel
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