Wauvenfold fragments "Sex, War and Robots" into a cubist, Beach Boys-like folk-rock hymn. Four Tet evokes Simon & Garfunkel gone hip-hop on "Piccolo Snare." Brave Captain (Boo Radleys' Martin Carr) turns "Bleed Forever" into sublimely yearning, dubbed-out orchestral pop. In Zan Lyons's hands, "Out of Control" becomes an eerie electronic fantasia of helium-filled vocals and scrunching, trash-compactor textures. The disc's biggest surprise is High Llamas' revamp of "Valet Parking," which answers the question, what if Brian Wilson had really freaked out on acid and had access to 21st-century technology in 1966? Phantom Phorce winds up being way more fun to listen to than its acerbically sweet source.
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