|2||Dark Movie Screens||1:54|
|3||Escape From New York||2:39|
"Escape From New York" is an enigmatic blast of fully focused, high-speed pursuit tunes channeling the 1984 tropical shoreline highway. The imaginary soundtrack to the escape from your most intense predicament. The album exists in it's own universe, completely belonging to the Highway Chase vision. "Escape from New York" was made in January of 2009, and it still slams just as hard as it did the first time I heard it.
The album unfolds in a linear way where every track is essential to the whole - the album IS the movie. "Street Stallion" kicks off the record proper, with a dead serious synth lead, a seriously reverbed out rainbow arcing sequence, and a kick drum that will fill your entire room up. This track sees reprise in the varied form of "Street Hawk" later on. Tracks like "Dark Movie Screens" and "Desert Driver" pound relentlessly hard and will have you all wrapped up in hypnotic drum machine patterns and overlapping melody with driving electro vibes, somewhat reminiscent of the legendary "Nature Makes a Mistake" track (that Running Back did a killer 12" of) except completely off the hook, with the same forward driving sense of rhythm and drive. Meanwhile tracks like "Ghost Cars" and "Invisible Beach" keep the wheels turning with complex structures and polyrhythms that will have you asking yourself how something could possibly be so catchy. "Space Again", closes the album leaving you wanting to flip the record and hear more Palm jams.