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JANE LA ONDA — BUY BUY BUY

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Jane La Onda is the self-described “cool keyboard side project” of Guerilla Toss vocalist Kassie Carlson. But if you didn’t know Kassie was in G-Toss, you probably wouldn’t be able to guess it from listening to this album. Buy Buy Buy is a constellation of bouncy bleeps and bloops, smartly layered samples, and subtle homages to a disparate swath of musical genres. There’s something about “Miss Information” that evokes girl groups of decades gone by, while “Boy Trouble” could be the only good part of a cheesy 80’s movie where Molly Ringwald swoons over some teenage heartthrob who looks like he’s 30. Meanwhile, the album as a whole speaks to the influence of early electronic influence: Kraftwerk, et. al.

Buy Buy Buy will have you pondering the state of electronic music today and the long journey it’s taken to get here. It’s hard to believe that the world of electronic music that birthed Buy Buy Buy is also the world that produced disco, and house, drum and bass, ambient, and dubstep– but hey, at least it’s a free world, where you can listen to whatever the fuck you want.

You can buy buy buy this album on Bandcamp, and all you tape junkies should claim a cassette version now before they run out.

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