With their debut, Solid Pop, Hyperbubble made a name for themselves by taking electronic pop outside the box, mixing it up with bubblegum punk, and blasting it into the 21st Century. The duo's second full-length album, Airbrushed Alibis, takes the Hyperbubble sound a few light years further, with bigger production ( I said "bigger", not "more commercial") , and a wider variety of musical shapes and styles: The cyberpunk is punkier, the technopop is poppier, and Hyperbubble's day-glow vision of the future is further explored with songs about cloning, electronic surveillance, and space-age love.
"Synesthesia", "Indoor Kidz" and "Teen Dream" are picture-perfect synthpop tracks. "Rollerboogie Babydoll" is high-powered electrodisco. "Polyurethane", "Hyperdome", and "I'm In Love With My Clone" could easily fit into the soundtracks for LOGAN'S RUN or THE WARRIORS. But what really sets Airbrushed Alibis ahead of the pack is the hard-rocking title track, the even harder-hitting, "Nervous System", and the toxic anthem "Non-Biodegradable Hazardous Waste Disposal", which features cameo appearances from synthy celebrities Mission Giant, GirlsRiseWithHeat, and Femme Fatality.
In other words, Hyperbubble have done it again. If you liked Solid Pop, you will LOVE Airbrushed Alibis. But be warned: This stuff is highly addictive. I can't stop playing it!!!