I am going to begin this review with an apology for my own stupidity. When I get the choice of what I want to review, I usually head over to Google and have a little preview listen so that I know what I'm dealing with, so that I don't end up with a load of albums by bands from a genre I know absolutely nothing of. It just so happens that King Dinosaur is quite a popular band name. Have a look for yourself at the first search result for 'King Dinosaur' on Google; I thought I was getting rockabilly. Lesson number one for bands: always check that nobody else has your band name so that mugs like me don't mess up.
I pride myself on being quite broadminded with music, and I can confirm that King Dinosaur is absolutely millions of miles away from being a rockabilly act. Now, despite my broadmindedness, I will confess to being more of a rock guy and that my knowledge of electronic music extends very little further than a few tracks from Moby's back catalogue. What little I do know about electronic music though, I will comment on.
First of all, this whole EP has pretty high production values. It sounds absolutely great. It is clear, immersive and ambient pretty much throughout, and there are always little variations and movements happening beneath the surface which only really reveal themselves with repeated listening. The EP's title track alternates between soft, ambient vocal lines coupled with loads of atmospheric synths and that glitchy two step sound that all the kids are into these days.
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