There are umpteen uphill metaphors for Young Athletes League's new take on Chad Valley's "Ensoniq Funk." The stuggle's in the endless churning of the beat, the way it rises and flops along like a bad car engine trying to climb. For a "Cruising Remix," as the blissful/nostalgic/etc. track is officially labeled, this feels more like dreams of driving than ever really moving, like blowing all your gas on air conditioning while you wait for the drawbridge to the beach to drop, dealing with the fact that you've spent your energy planning something great that's become a disaster.
May 23, 2011