Where Ratatat's previous single "Abrasive" hovered around the same peppy, rock beat, the band's latest release, "Nightclub Amnesia," feels more like an elaborate journey. At just a little over six minutes long, "Nightclub Amnesia" starts with a grimy, glitchy synth and ends with an outro that resembles the sporadic flipping through radio stations. What lies in between is an amalgamation of splashy downbeats, riffing synths and guitars, and small moments of serenity scattered throughout.
Named after a highway sign the Brooklyn duo found while driving in Upstate New York (as seen in the single's cover artwork), "Nightclub Amnesia" is a song that definitely encourages dancing, though the band is careful to give their listeners breathers every so often. With seamless transitions, "Nightclub Amnesia" is a song that's easy to get lost in, as the music bounces between electronica and rock, never quite settling on either.
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Source: Consequence of Sound