Text Alif Omar
Unlike their previous record Hello Mom!, which was a barrage of hip-hop, techno and electro, Happy Birthday! takes its cue from early 90s techno. The result is tracks that are longer, more bassy and less likely to sound burped from the mouth of a robot overlord. ‘2000007’ isn’t the album’s only highlight, bass-heavy opener ‘Godspeed’ and the self-explanatorily titled ‘Hyper Hyper!’ make the cut too. This maybe a darker album but it’s danceable all the same.
This review was first published in the January 2008 issue of JUICE.