Congratulations (Erol Alkan Rework)
In the end it’s Erol Alkan who has brought the MGMT of the contradictory “Congratulations” (Columbia, 2010) back around to their danceable side. Disco house cadences, boxes that sound like clapping, a punk-funk bass, some touches of synthetic glitter and you have Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden back on the track of instantly enjoyable singles. Alkan’s rework will be included on a special 7” limited-edition (for those allergic to vinyl, there’ll be also a digital version) out on 23rd November via Columbia. The physical version includes a 20-page illustrated storybook.