The cover for that Jam City album is brilliant, imo. It communicates so many things. The corporate lobby, the glass, the plants contained by the marble, the crashed but immaculate motorcycle with no rider in sight. It might have appeared in 2012, but it feels very 'now'.
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i'm personally all for the quiet turn against night slugs in general. although main attrakionz being on that record was great and WUT is still the shit. both overlap w the chillwave continuum, though. wondering what determined/determines? whether one went/goes? from chillwaver to concepticon.
absolutely adore this kind of free improv with samplers. was HUGE on this when it came out. this is like delta sleep inducing peptide or big city orchestra with an *entirely* different set of textures. there's a sort of a-musical freedom here with what are originally very tonally 'correct' commercial music cues/interstitials. the voices getting stretched into mp3 infinity.
tbf I also thought anything that wasn't on piero scaruffi's "100 greatest rock albums" list was stupid at the time
energy flash and retromania are actually the only books I've read. of his, but also just in general.
lean into this energy.