ttypes – “For Robert Downey Jr. Pt 1”


“For Robert Downey Jr. Pt 1” is the latest from ttypes, whose 2020 album MOTEL firmly caught my ear with a sound reminiscent of Apples in Stereo. “For Robert Downey Jr. Pt 1” sees the project pursue something a bit different, stylistically — embracing a more electronic-pop direction. Caffeinated synth fragments inspire an energetic beginning. Excitable vocals accompany with perky engagement, rising in pitch with beautiful results as the two-minute mark approach — unbridled in a love for colors. Of Montreal meets Washed Out.

ttypes note the following of the track: “Written in 2009 during Robert Downey Jr’s return as a movie star, this song is a celebration and tribute piece, as well as an oblique reference to his past drug.”

“For Robert Downey Jr. Pt 1” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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