Silicon’s Personal Computer is shaping up as savvy commentary on our technology-saturated modern state. Our isolated online existence is a subject everybody and their dog with a blog has taken a crack at, but “God Emoji” and “Burning Sugar” both gawked at today’s gadget culture from a pleasingly unique slant. “Cellphone,” which premiered at Spin today, is Kody Nielson’s best yet. An understated techno-funk jam built from dial tone and other telephonic sounds, it verges on chiptune without ever sounding like a cartoon. So much conceptual music is intriguing, but “Cellphone” is smart and enjoyable in equal measure. Listen below.
Personal Computer is out 8/28 on Weird World. Pre-order it here.