Play 90 second soundbite of 'Brian Jones' @ 'CD quality'
Imagine Pet Shop Boys crossed with Kraftwerk and you'll get something approaching what Ichinchilla is all about. On the whole there's a cool, chilled vibe that's given off with 'Zulu Landing'; nothing here is ever allowed to be scarily experimental - it's more of a carefully crafted and focussed work than experimentation. Ichinchilla targets party-town rather than club-land although some of the tracks would satisfy both camps to some extent.
Quite whether there's still a half-way decent market-place for this kind of thing, I'm not too sure though. Whatever, Ichinchilla here grooves out fourteen electo-pop tracks that take in just about every musical genre and/or influence you could possibly imagine. Certainly 'Zulu Landing' is an interesting and pretty entertaining work and it will have its takers. For me, it's just a little too safe in terms of keeping on the right side of contemporary acceptability. I find it all a bit to sugary for my taste - I would actually like to hear a tad balls, more ooomph in the mix. But, it is what it is and there's no doubting Ichinchilla's prowess with modern musical technology.