Museum Of Love – The Who’s Who of Who Cares

Compared to when we first wrote about Museum of Love, there’s not a lot of action going on at DFA records at the moment. Except for a decent release from The Juan MacLean, it’s been a relatively slow year for the legendary NY label. Things did however pick up a bit last month when former LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney and The Juan MacLean’s touring partner Dennis McNany released their self-titled debut album under their Museum Of Love moniker. The album is well worth a listen – a very typical DFA release, with Mahoney’s voice echoing everybody from Brian Ferry, David Byrne, Mark Hollis and Brian Eno clothed in 80’s new wave and crystalline, lower-registry emphasized production. The best tracks seem to have gravitated towards the center of the record, with “The Who’s Who of Who Cares” being the clearest stand-out. The production initially revolves around a characteristic italo disco bass-line that wouldn’t sound misplaced on Todd Terje track. Eventually, a cacophony of synthesized horns, crashing cymbals and haunted synth lines vibrates “The Who’s Who of Who Cares” into an orgy of sounds and disorder. If you like what you hear, also check out “Monotronic” here and “In Infancy” below.


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