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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009


The Fascination Movement

(Chop Suey, Seattle) Eighties nostalgia seems to have begun in earnest sometime around January 1, 1980, and hasn’t let up since-understandable, given that decade’s great leaps forward in synthesizer technology (and excellent club drugs). Seattle act the Fascination Movement take a reverent (and sober) approach to recreating that golden age of new wave, with neat arrangements of perfectly plinking synth arpeggios, hollowed-out keyboard pads, and vocals that alternately recall Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and New Order (weirdly, on “Runaway,” the vocals sound like nothing so much as contemporary revivalist Paul Banks of Interpol). The Fascination Movement’s is a classic sound done with impeccable care. … by ERIC GRANDY/ the Stranger

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