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Charade Is Gold


Download links and information about Charade Is Gold by Pulseprogramming. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Electronica genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 39:58 minutes.

Artist: Pulseprogramming
Release date: 2011
Genre: Electronica
Tracks: 9
Duration: 39:58
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No. Title Length
1. Perfect Problematic 3:29
2. Snowmaps On Paper 4:16
3. First They Fire 3:50
4. Light Rides 4:34
5. Island Answer Anywhere 4:23
6. So Right Worlds Strike Me 5:05
7. You Mean By Magic 4:28
8. Midnight Boom 4:39
9. See What They Live 5:14



Before re-emerging as the ensemble you hear on Charade Is Gold, Pulseprogramming had a previous life that began in the late ‘90s, when Joel Kriske and Mark Hellner blended synthesizer lines with skittering electronic beats for a sound that bounced back and forth between IDM and the more electronic end of the post-rock spectrum. Cut to 2011: it's been eight years since the last proper Pulseprogramming album, and the group now consists of Hellner and Chanel Pease. While the previous incarnation of the project seemed to embrace the digital landscape of late-‘90s/early-2000s electronica, Charade Is Gold goes for a warm, dreamy, analog-sounding approach. Where Pulseprogramming's past work felt rather forward-looking, Charade Is Gold casts a glance back toward the past, specifically to the ‘80s. Most of the tracks here evoke the early-‘80s synth pop sound of acts like Yaz, OMD, Thomas Dolby, et al. But this isn't a rote reproduction of that style — for one thing, Hellner's vocals, though consistently low-key, have a bit of a post-punk feel, occasionally bearing a similarity to the late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis (especially on the opening track, "Perfect Problematic"). And the whole album has a hazy, dreamy feel that's far more atmospheric and ethereal than most of what emerged from electro-pop's golden age. Pease's vocals also work as an ace in the hole for Pulseprogramming — when her voice pops up, it adds a sort of Mazzy Star-ish aspect to the proceedings, accentuating the intimacy of the album's vibe. While Charade Is Gold takes some cues from the past, it's by no means in thrall to nostalgia. ~ J. Allen, Rovi