PC Mu­sic Vol 1 ★★★ PC Mu­sic

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

The PC Mu­sic gang come to the ta­ble with dayglo, giddy pop and a strange kind of sub­ver­sive con­cep­tual art. It’s a move­ment as neb­u­lous and ab­stract as they come – a col­lec­tive of largely anony­mous, Lon­don-based pro­duc­ers with loose ties to one an­other and la­bel fig­ure­head AG Cook – and the mu­sic matches that dis­pos­able, tem­po­rary, con­trived aes­thetic. The cuts on this com­pi­la­tion imag­ine a hy­per­colour­ful fu­ture pop world, but one full of ref­er­ences to K-pop sur­re­al­ism, brash EDM party drops, Auto-Tune chirps and syn­thetic pop. While the fizzier tracks as­so­ci­ated with PC Mu­sic are miss­ing, you get a good sense of the col­lec­tive’s drift on Hannah Di­a­mond’s Ev­ery Night, GFOTY’s

USA and the strange won­der sculpted by Cook on Beau­ti­ful. The sound of es­capism from a very smart crowd. pc­mu­

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