Mille Plateaux 2: kid606 - PS I Love You/PS You Love Me
This pair of albums are unique in kid606's (unnecessarily) large body of work, from a time when his attitude wasn't as static, his sound more playful. OK, I like his "early work" much more than what he's done since 2002 - his wild stuff was raw and exhilirating, his playful or maybe introspective tracks were loose and buoyant. Here, he releases the "clicks_+_cuts" aesthetic from a clinical approach and, somehow, marries it to a laptop/shoegaze thing, keeping the mix warm, yet snappy, hinting at all-out glitchnoise, smirking at Fennesz's guitar smears, and keeping the kids on the dancefloor moving, if they didn't know why. in 2000, "PS I Love You" really worked for me, and it still does. "PS You Love Me" has some alternate tracks/remixes from kid606, and some fun remixes from other folks on the scene at the time.
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