Grapefruit, a musician based in Portland, OR, sent through his most recent tape, Freeway Romantics (via Gnar Tapes), and floored me with the dense, hallucinatory synthcapades packed into this release (which made sense considering his self-professed affection for Yves Malone). I was never one for the glossy drones of those synth pop musicians of the last two years, instead preferring the lo-fi, pseudo-psychedelic synth explorations more in line with Tangerine Dream than Depeche Mode, so I thought - HEY! let’s ask Grapefruit for a mix, I’m sure he’ll send over some new komische styled tunes I’ve never heard before.
Instead, he turns in ~40 minutes of pure pscyh rock. so mister Grapefruit floors me for a second time. Check it above (d/l will be available soon), this one’s a contender for favorite mix of non-original music that’s come through The Kort…
Stream Freeway Romantics below; KORTMIX011 tracklist after the jump.