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Pikachunes

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Download links and information about Pikachunes by Pikachunes. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 34:33 minutes.

Artist: Pikachunes
Release date: 2010
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 8
Duration: 34:33
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Holiday 5:32
2. Just a Boy 3:21
3. Disco Baby 4:20
4. New Fiend 4:22
5. Nervous 5:04
6. Tonight 3:36
7. Metronome 4:36
8. You're Alright 3:42

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Miles McDougall—a.k.a. Pikachunes—took up electro-pop after a skateboard injury sidelined him from earning a degree in jazz performance. Judging by his self-titled debut album, the New Zealander is a quick study. These tracks convincingly throb with a hypnotic early-‘80s vibe, conjuring dark echoes of New Order, Gary Numan, and similar dance floor auteurs. McDougall keeps things simple by laying down sparse rhythmic patterns, then overlaying them with synthesizer filigrees and cool yet insistent vocals. In a veiled way, his lyrics draw on personal themes while maintaining the stance of a post-punk club thug. “Just a Boy” and “Nervous” are fragmented romantic narratives full of ominous atmosphere; “New Fiend” revels in a hedonism that’s both seductive and ironic. “You’re Alright” offers snapshots of romantic intrigue as it slinks along to a body-grabbing groove. Avoiding pretentious excess, McDougall gives tunes like “Disco Baby” an undercurrent of humor as well as erotic urgency. Pikachunes’ tracks carry a chilly, after-hours tingle yet reveal a surprising vulnerability between the beats.