Quasitropic Dexadreams

Various artists

Texas Platters

Quasitropic Dexadreams

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Like a hot mix tape, Quasitropic Dexadreams encapsulates the nascent buzz of a creative autonomous zone just outside of radar range. All 22 tracks coalesce around variations on retro-electropop or minimalist new wave decadence. The Zom Zoms' "Race of Zom Zoms" stands out on the basis of unhinged aural hyperactivity, while Associated Microscopes' sharp-turning, sax-driven instrumentals update the Plugz's East L.A. sound in a manner begging for a Repo Man remake.

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