Cream On Chrome
After 5 years of relative silence, Ratatat have returned to our lives in the form of new song “Cream On Chrome.” On one hand, how you felt about the experimental rock duo before is likely to influence how you feel about them now — it’s not like they’ve taken up bluegrass. It’s still instrumental, and still built around synths and zipping guitar riffs. On the other, the track does have a clear sense of freshness to it and it’s funkier than perhaps we’ve ever heard them. Ratatat’s ability to build urgency is very much in tact as the song flows in waves of starts and stops. As you get swept up in their current, consider that you missed Ratatat more than you thought you did. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that.