Ping Pong Tactics make me nervous. But than again: thatís what the music of a young new inpatient band should do. This is their second release in a couple of months time. I told you they donít have any time to lose.
This EP sounds more structured than the first one. Less jams, more real songs. Thatís a good thing, I guess. Iím not entirely sure, though. Theyíre art school students, and boy, do they sound art school. Thatís a good thing too, I think. Yes, thatís definitely a good thing. David Bowie was an art school kid, Thurston Moore too, Graham Coxon too. So art school kids are cool, let us remember that.
Ping Pong Tactics their record looks cool too. Itís mainly yellow. Yellow is cool. Ping Pong Tactics have funny song titles, like Camus or Lembeke (look it up on Google maps). Ping Pong Tactics release their records themselves. Always a plus.
Maybe they could even sound better with a sax player. Maybe they should play live wearing leather jackets with no T-shirts underneath. Maybe they should play live without T-shirts at all. Naked chest and tight jeans. Iggy pop style. Maybe they should play with their back to the audience. Maybe they should play very short sets and get of stage after ten minutes. Maybe not.
Ping Pong Tactics play lofi post punk no wave. Yes, thatís a genre. Think James White And The Blacks. Think Birthday Party. Think The Pop Group. Or no, wait. Donít think at all. Just listen. And Feel the music. Thatís my new age advice for today. Damm, now Iím getting nervous again. 7/10 -- Joeri Bruyninckx (24 February, 2010)