Automatic Tasty – A Farewell to Reason
This new record from Automatic Tasty finds him move away from his usual pastoral acid sound and into a more DIY, bedroom pop realm with him on the microphone. It’s a melancholic work that draws obvious parallels to Hot Chip, but with an extra air of curiosity and naivety. There is a dreamy vibe to the opener then a gentle party feel to ‘A Happy Town,’ lovely laziness to the bendy synths of ‘Wake Up Dead’ and more urgent feel to ‘These Days’. This is utterly charming music that could have been released 30 years ago, today, or 20 years hence and still sound fresh.