Belgian duo Asa Moto (AKA Oliver Geerts and Gilles Noe) have been regular visitors to Soulwax's Deewee studio over the last couple of years. Playtime is their third EP for the associated Deewee label and, at six tracks deep, the duo's most expansive to date, too. Musically, it's pleasingly eccentric, basing much of the action around darting, alien-sounding synthesizer motifs, warped electronics, heavily effected vocals and quirky, lo-fi drum machine rhythms. We can hear the influence of post-punk disco-pop, skewed synth-pop and early experimental electro, but the six assembled tracks never particularly sound like any of these. In fact, the EP's greatest strength - aside from its' melodious and ear-pleasing vibe - is its fiendishly hard to pigeonhole nature.
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