Satisfaction, Always!

by XtraFlatt

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Hallmark'87
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Hallmark'87 As someone who practically grew up in K-mart stores, this release really hits close to home. The samples from the old K-mart tapes are arranged and manipulated in such a way that triggers fond childhood memories, which in turn makes the impending doom of the K-mart franchise even more disheartening.

So grateful I was able to snag the very last tape! Favorite track: Stale Popcorn in the K-Cafe™.
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igokaskowitz Wow. Vice '98 didn't lie when they called this a "heavy" mallsoft album. This really got to me in a way that reminded me of when I first discovered genres like mallsoft.
The nostalgia and tangible feeling of "something is off" that I got while listening to this were very intense. Stale Popcorn in the K-Cafe™️ was the culmination of these feelings. The title lends the sense that the listener is alone – not just physically in the store they sit in but probably in their entire life – and the only solace they find is being in this store. It's a hustling, bustling, and TIRED giant of capitalism, serving customers and granting them Satisfaction, Always! even when they're down on their luck and left with nothing but depression and loneliness. It's just the way they're formulated.

P.S. I really appreciated the sampling of actual K-Mart store cassettes in this record. Very classy, added a lot to the atmosphere and not many people would catch where those certain sounds are from. Favorite track: Stale Popcorn in the K-Cafe™.
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XtraFlatt brings forth a haunting, ambient album that's ripe with corporate fruit. "Satisfaction, Always!" is one of the heaviest mallsoft albums to hit the market, so be sure to hurry in and grab a copy! Thank you for shopping at your local VICE '98 outlet!

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released March 22, 2017

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