Ironic keytar wielding seems all the rage nowadays. Thankfully, Copy (nee Marius Libman) takes his craft a little more seriously. Keywords, a little. When he’s not crafting original ass-shaking melodic electro, he’s remixing (a la Ratatat) pop grooves such as Mariah Carey’s diva anthems and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s rapid-fire Midwest funk under the name DJ Copy. Thinking man’s music this ain’t (thankfully). Libman can do the squiggle synths and hand clapping with the best of them (he was locally voted “Best New Band” by Portland’s Willamette Week), and at times conjures up Timbaland’s bouncing future-thump. There is some serious instrumental 8-bit dance fun contained within Hair Guitar, even if it is a bit too robot rock at times, with every blip and every snap in its perfect place.
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