myr.: Diamondbacks Make Wonderful Pets (PNN, 2016)

March 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

myr.: Diamondbacks Make Wonderful Pets

myr.: Diamondbacks Make Wonderful Pets

One of many CDs that have ended up crossing my path via my job that just came out of nowhere and took me by surprise. A lot of the tracks on this album are long and repetitive and super abstract. The first thing it reminds me of is Moby’s Trophy Records label from the mid ’90s, which he used to release a lot of long repetitive experimental techno tracks under pseudonyms. Tracks like “The Dirty Underground” were meant as critiques on how stale and repetitive he felt the rave scene had become at that time. This probably isn’t coming from anywhere near the same perspective, but it has a similar sort of alien strangeness to it. Some of the tracks have minimal 4/4 beats, but others have tiny bass pulses and weird scattered rhythms, like “A Little-Bitty Bowl”. There’s just something odd and paranoid about this and I really like it. Also the last track is quite pretty.

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