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Check out the whole thing below. If you're into synth extravaganzas like Perrey and Kingsley's The In Sound from Way Out! and Bruce Haack's The Electric Lucifer (I've been playing this 1970 album a lot lately), Lee taps into a similar sort of retro-futuristic vibe, though the beats on some selections, like "Galactica" and "Black Hole," bring more contemporary mixmaster-producers to mind (DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist). That said, I could do without the T.Rex pastiche, "Boogie Children," which doesn't fit in as well as it should.

Synthesizers in Space is out now on ESL Music. Shawn Lee plays Bumbershoot with vocalist AM on September 2, 2012. I wrote about their debut album here.