Tomas Andersson, Washing Up

Philip Sherburne

By Philip Sherburne

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Seasick analog synths, Day-Glo rabbits and one of the biggest techno tracks of 2005.

While he's no household name, Sweden's Tomas Andersson might well have more fans than any other BPitch artist — even if the fans themselves don't know who they're rooting for. His song "Washing Up" (backed with a Tiga remix) was one of 2005's biggest tracks, reportedly selling in the neighborhood of 25,000 copies on vinyl alone. (That's almost unheard of in a genre where an average single might sell 800 copies and a "successful" one, two, or three thousand.) No wonder: both versions, adorned with the kind of seasick analog synths that make Boards of Canada's music so beguiling, pull Day-Glo rabbits out of a blasted — but rakishly tilted — stovepipe hat.