The Presets : Goodbye Future

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The Presets : Goodbye Future


There are a few interesting ideas on offer in Goodbye Future – the first in a chain of so-far album-less 2014 singles for synth titans The Presets – but it all comes together in a scrambled mess. Julian Hamilton’s falsetto is pretty shit, chopped up with effects that fail to mask any of the shitness. Rave piano revival isn’t exactly played out at this stage, but it feels a little bit out of place amongst the overly compressed sidechain pulse. Any sense of disco charm is asphyxiated by the garish cocktail of elements. Might have worked in the context of an album; here’s hoping the following singles pack more of a punch.