By Steph Gray
Mulchazoid is the solo electronic project of David Mulcahy (JPSE/Superette/Kimo) who happily examines the world of one microphone, one computer and one bedroom recording. Distributed through Failsafe Records 'Laptopdancer' works themes of girls, drugs, suicide-bombers, existence, celebrity and fascism into 12 songs most comparable to Goldfrapp, 'Trainspotting'-era Brit-pop and New Order. Taking as their main ingredients a straight-up dance beat, a bit of break-beat and lashings of bass, most of the songs feature Mulcahy's vocals (with effects) and individual loving electronic touches like the pan-flutes on Disco Madness. Best tracks include Cruising, with its clubby flavour and perky keys, and Warm Spot with lovely fuzzed hi-hats, subtle layering and an organ loop that takes the song through to the end. The website won't tell you too much more, nor will the CD sleeve but the rock-chick on the CD cover (think Robert Palmer) nicely represents Laptopdance's intentional sleazy edge.