Work The Circuits (Twelve Inch) is the new album by Rick Valentin, whom you may know as a member of Poster Children or Salaryman. If you have enjoyed his contributions there, then you will definitely immerse yourself in the music found here. Work The Circuits sounds something straight out of the early 80’s with new wave textures and synth pop/rock, and while some audiences will be able to compare it with what worked, hearing songs like “In The Right”, “Shine Me On”, and “Bully” is nothing more than hearing songs that are composed exceptionally well. If the lyrics have a bitter sting, you’ll feel it verbally and musically. If there’s something that brings up feelings of joy, it may not be too obvious at times but it’s there. One may hear hints of nine inch nails, Thomas Dolby, Type-O Negative, Smashing Pumpkins, or Gary Numan but in time there will be people who will compare the new songs to Thoughts Detecting Machines, and you can have Work The Circuits to thank.