Luis Dubuc, formerly of the Secret Handshake doesn’t plan on being subtle about the flashy, disco driven music being blasted on the first EP under his new moniker, Mystery Skulls. Five songs deep, Mystery Skulls’ December 2011 release, aptly titled “EP,” is a confident, beat blasting dance anthem melding morphed synthpop, 90s Nintendo video game melodies with Dubuc’s crisp, swagger-filled vocals.
While this entry is to highlight EP, the best song produced by Mystery Skulls can’t be found on its first multi-track release. Skulls’ signature song was released as a single and its title reflects Dubuc’s mindset as he begins formulating the image of Mystery Skulls: Unstoppable.
Unstoppable has an awkward, twisted bass and a sharp beat that is impossible not to stomp your feet to. Dubuc knows the tricks of the trade, looping the music and building up to an electronic assaulting chorus.
Amazing starts out with a sense of urgency thanks to the pulsating beat, Dubuc’s straining voice and not much else. The song finds its groove once it hits the chorus with harmonies and an ominous synth that fade in and out.
Money starts off with an 80s style guitar riff, which is the perfect intro to a song title which represents the “Me Decade.” Money quickly turns back to its electronics-inspired roots while staying true to the self-absorbed attitude that gives the song, and Mystery Skulls, its arrogant attitude.
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