LP3 (2008) Three albums into their career, it's increasingly unclear why Evan Mast and Mike Stroud of Ratatat aren't yet super-producers. This time on LP3 , the… 2008-07-08 Ratatat Electronic
Music Review

LP3 (2008)

Ratatat | RATATAT Electronic duo create instrumental beats that keep you hooked without a single word on LP3
RATATAT Electronic duo create instrumental beats that keep you hooked without a single word on LP3
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Jul 08, 2008; Lead Performance: Ratatat; Genre: Electronic

Three albums into their career, it's increasingly unclear why Evan Mast and Mike Stroud of Ratatat aren't yet super-producers. This time on LP3, the instrumental duo layer an eclectic batch of sounds — Latin guitars and thumping tablas on ''Mi Viejo,'' shimmering chimes and squealing synths on ''Mumtaz Khan'' — into their most dazzling patterns yet. And while these beats keep you hooked without a single word, surely they'd sound phenomenal with the right vocals on top. Rappers, you're on notice: Anyone who doesn't, at the very least, yank one of these as the backing track for a mixtape freestyle is officially a fool. A
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to ''Mi Viejo'' on Last FM

Originally posted Aug 08, 2008 Published in issue #1006 Aug 15, 2008 Order article reprints