La Roux: The Gold EP
La Roux‘s Bulletproof has a special place in the Top 25 Most Played on my iTunes. Given the latter fact, it’s befitting that I review the androgynous wunderkind’s latest orhwhurm collection aptly titled, The Gold EP. Featuring remixes of “Bulletproof,” The Gold EP is 1-part live show and 3-parts studio renderings. While the audience participation in track one contributes to the overall catchiness, there seems to be a fuzzy muffle over the track which may be due to the process of capturing live audio. Fortunately, the studio remixes promote the sharpness of wit and pitch with savvy audio post-production. Clinging close to the original song, the Tim Bran and Tiborg remixes are quite catchy. My favorite remix on The Gold EP is Fred Falke’s pseudo-synthy, sometimes shoegazey sweet treat complete with a noticeably positive inflection.