Mylo - Valley Of The Dolls
Mylo, is one man, Myles MacInnes, who comes from the Isle of Skye. He has been gaining many plaudits for his recently released ‘Destroy Rock & Roll' album and quite rightly so, as it's one of the dance albums of the year.
'Valley Of The Dolls’ is a fresh sounding, downbeat electro cut from 'Destroy Rock & Roll'. The start of the song sounds like it’s going to be like Aphex Twin at his ambient best, but the song then goes straight into some fat bass lines compounding the blissful mellow beats that are marshalled with expert ease by Mylo. Halfway through, some Royksopp sounding beats decide to join the party and get the song into full swing. ‘Valley Of The Dolls’ has a layered vocal in the background throughout, along with the multitude of other sounds and classy breaks leading the way to the listener’s ear. It’s a superbly orchestrated track in terms of composition and brims with unique atmosphere. It's the sort of song you play after coming back from a good night's clubbing, as it has that late night/early morning type of feel to it.
‘Continental Love’ is a brand new track by Mylo that doesn’t appear on 'Destroy Rock & Roll' and so, is quite interesting to see whether it stands up to his work on the album. It's equal to any of the tracks on ‘Destroy Rock & Roll’ and is more a dance floor filler than the laid back poetic sounds of 'Valley Of The Dolls'. The track has some funky, drawn out beats, rolling together with an ambient refrain. It’s an excellent dance instrumental that will certainly get your body moving as you listen to it.
This single is available on limited edition 7’ Vinyl and CD. The 7’ Vinyl is a low-key release so it’s bound to be worth some money when they all go. There are still plenty left in the shops, so why not snap up a copy of ‘Valley Of The Dolls’ before they sell out.