City Fighter Jacky In Poke World
[Self Released :: 2009]
Name Your Price
Imagine yourself locked up in your bedroom in the middle of the night with the lights off, playing the Super Nintendo side-scroller version of some obscure, late '80s after hours action flick and you might begin to understand the feeling that Australian electronic composer Pselodux has captured with his self-released album "City Fighter Jacky In Poke World".
It kicks off with a very upbeat video game music feel, but in this 7-track epic Pselodux shows us that he is much more than just a chiptune artist. "Tabs For Harold" has an optimistic level-1, stage-1 vibe, and then "Spacebound" comes around the corner to deliver pensive electro krautrock that would serve as the perfect backdrop to a serious montage scene involving a dark hero driving through the night with a lot on his mind. The album takes an even moodier turn at the Autecherish "Creion", with knocking rhythms, synthy echoes, and a broad, sweeping bassline that will have you hypnotized. "Tactful Mokey" provides the journey with some gorgeous ambiance, both melodic and emotional, to round everything out. Pselodux closes the album with a 13 minute masterpiece full of twists, turns, and tempo changes, bringing all of the previous themes and styles together in one big wrap-up. I feel like I could write in-depth about each track, but I don't want to give any more details away. Let's just say that the skillful execution of this release and the emotional impact it had on me was pleasantly unexpected and I am anxious to hear more from this talented artist.
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Or check out his post-rock project "Rooftop Access" for a different flavor.