Dreamcrusher: Suicide Deluxe tape (Hausu Mountain, 2014)

November 29, 2014 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Dreamcrusher: Suicide Deluxe tape

Dreamcrusher: Suicide Deluxe tape

Wichita-based artist Dreamcrusher is redefining all things noisy, distorted and blown-out, applying jarring levels of in-the-red to sturdy mechanical beats. The title track uses rave-inspired breakbeats, but others such as “Godless Chic” and “Ghost Orchid” have more of a trap influence. Tracks such as “Novokuznetsk” weld harsh feedback into melodic as well as rhythmic elements, in surprising and confounding ways. The tempos are surprisingly fast and giddy, and a few almost cheerful melodies poke through on tracks such as “Goths At The Beach”. All of this comes together on the 9-minute finale “Hypernova Bloodbath”. No other release I’ve heard this year (or possibly ever) sounds harsh enough to strip paint off the walls, yet is still grounded in solid beats, and even danceable. This crushes way more than just dreams. An absolute must-download at Bandcamp (tapes are available there, too).

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