Life Tracks: Planningtorock – Living It Out

August 12, 2011 Categories: ALL ARTICLES, LIFE TRACKS, MUSIC by No comments yet


Oh DFA you do spoil us! Not content with trying to plug our post-LCD gap with Holy Ghost! and their clever-clogs cuts you now are offering us up the frantic glory that is Planningtorock too?! I think I need a lie down. Almost as thrilling as the siren whir of fellow label-mate’s Juan Maclean’s ‘Simple Life’, ‘Living It Out’ jerks into motion with thudding, whirring beats, topped off with an electrical storm of synths that act like a disco chopper heralding the arrival of Janine Rostro’s mangled bag-of-cat vocals.

This is a slice of New York disco heaven, it’s the imaginary soundtrack to the loft party that dreams were made of ,one where Arthur Russell cosies up to No Wave diva Cristina, where Róisín Murphy is tangled up in the fairy lights trying to fend off Grace Jones’ tiger-slaps to the face as Donna Summer leaves in disgust. ‘Living It Out’ is all this brilliance caught in the tune blender but also manages to deliver something that sounds shiny, slick and new too. You know you’re truly in love when the fake ending leaves you forlorn before the beats kick back in and the party starts all over again…

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