The Kitzlers – ‘Scarlett Sometimes’
I love this song, not only because its title is a play on a great song by The Cure but because it actually sounds like it was released around the same time ie. early 80s without sounding like a superficial genre exploration. The synth strings and chiming guitars set a effective, shiny backdrop, but the song really picks up momentum whenever the bass and hi-hats come come back into the mix. The potentially-annoying vocoder and flanger feed perfectly into the glorious washed out arrangement draped over the repetitive refrain.
I really, really like this track. This is what I’ve wanted Air’s last two albums to sound like. I’ll definitely be posting more on these guys in the future.