Review: Cornershop – Snap Yr Cookies
Published on April 8th, 2013 | Jonny Abrams
Largely a showcase for remixes of tracks from Cornershop’s typically excellent Urban Turban LP of last year, Snap Yr Cookies takes its name from Tjinder Singh’s sublimely monged-out collaboration with Italian producers Case del Mirto:
How lovely is that? It sounds like a sexy K-hole, or – if you’d like us to be more ‘music journo’ about it – like a cross between Bravecaptain and Vanishing Point-era Primal Scream. Casa del Mirto feature further on Snap Yr Cookies, reimagining “Non-Stop Radio” and “Milkin’ It” as technicolour electro-funk odysseys, the former of which becomes dotty, twittering funky house in the hands of Lorenzo Marinelli and is granted a pounding, clubby pulse by Lorenzo Venturini.
The Cat Cat Cat remix of “Milkin’ It” throws a rasping, phased synth over a percussion-heavy big beat reminiscent of the sadly missed Indian Ropeman, while VideoTape’s remix of “Primitive Boogie”, Cornershop’s Singhles Club collaboration with Delicate Steve, reminds of Caribou’s Up in Flames album as Manitoba with its big drums and rushing psychedelic mix.
Second Sky & Thomas Blondet’s version of “Dedicated” is unrecognisable from the original, taking the form of sultry, minor-key slow-disco, all of which leaves the sqidgy, rubbery techno of Tal M Klein’s “Solid Gold” remix to speak of. All in all, Snap Yr Cookies is an entertaining trip that breathes new life into an already consummate summer soundtrack – now gorge yourselves on all the good stuff coming out of Cornershop’s Ample Play label as you wait for their next studio album. Fingers crossed for more of Singh’s irresistibly warm vocals next time, because it sure is good to hear them on the title track.
Rocksucker says: Four Quails out of Five!
Snap Yr Cookies is out now on Ample Play. For more information, please click here to visit the official Cornershop website.