I love Toronto, and if you look closely enough there is some great Electronic music to be found there. Parallels (who you may remember from Kitsuné Maison 8) are at the top of the Toronto scene Featuring ex-Crystal Castles drummer Cameron Findlay, Holly Dodson and Joey Kehoe, the band are about to drop a rerecorded version of their single from last year ‘Ultralight’ with a huge reMix package on THISISNOTANEXIT records
As soon as this new Album Version of ‘Ultralight’ kicks in with it’s synth bass you just know it’s gonna’ be good. The Moroder-esq arpeggios drive the song into a wonderfully 80’s chorus that you just can’t resist. Parallels have mated to sound authentically retro without descending into any kind of parody or exaggeration. I really could be taping this off of Top Of The Pops!
Speaking as someone who has been into Electro/Synth music (mostly SynthPop) all my life, it’s tracks like this that just put such a huge grin on my face!
Club Silencio’s moody Dub tinged Disco kicks off the reMix line up that also features Detachments’ robo-invasion, which is a cool reMix that warps the track and reminds me of early Cybotron tracks like R-9. Also featured is fellow SynthPopper The Dark Esquire who brings his style of deep synthetic Pop to the package.
What can I say?, the reMixes are good, but it’s the album Version that has made my listening day! The EP drops 8th February, buy it!
UPDATE: Simon from THISISNOTANEXIT has stopped by to let us know you can order the 12″ here.