Games
That We Can Play


3.5
great

Review

by sportsboy USER (20 Reviews)
May 22nd, 2014 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: abstract decade worship

The biggest problem and biggest strength of Games' That We Can Play EP is their dedication to honoring to the 80s and its culture. As much as 80s revivalism dominated much of the electronic scene for the last decade, Daniel Lopatin and Joel Ford took it to its absolute extreme with this record, lifting much from the Korg-dominated music that permeated much of that time. This sound is the epitome of vapid party music, recalling sentimental nostalgia figures like John Hughes movies and dated commercials, which feature in their music videos. But who cares, right" The tracks here are very well-made, all echoing synths and claustrophobic vocal samples alike, creating a panicked atmosphere in "Shadows In Bloom". Elsewhere on the record, anthemic pleasure abounds with guest vocalist Laurel Halo on "Strawberry Skies", as the song bears resemblance to its namesake, soaring with gusto. Games do great work here starting a party and making sure everyone's having a rad time, but after That We Can Play is done, all you're left with is a gratuitous cleanup session, and some vague memories of what the hell happened.



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sportsboy
May 22nd 2014


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

short review for a short EP, more lopatin hahaha

Digging: Baths - Romaplasm

MisterTornado
May 22nd 2014


4507 Comments


ugh we need a new ford & lopatin album soon, imagine what they could do now...

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
May 23rd 2014


19975 Comments


love this. this was always my fav games tune tho.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmBixLcrlAY

Eloriaz
October 22nd 2014


776 Comments


Listening to this for the first time. How have I not before. It's awesome!

Let
October 22nd 2014


1598 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Same here, and agreed. Shadows in bloom goes hard

ShitsofRain
September 10th 2015


8038 Comments


planet party < 3

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