Ratkiller: Odor Orienting tape (Crash Symbols, 2016)July 24, 2016 at 8:20 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Somehow I forgot that I already reviewed a tape featuring Ratkiller last year. This is a strange sort of homemade sound/genre collage, ranging from messy jazz to quasi-drum’n’bass to elevator music to vaguely reggae-ish things. There’s some strange reflective philosophizing spoken word moments, some not-quite-holding-together electronic rhythms, and a typically awesome, abstract-as-hell Seth Graham remix. There’s Seinfeld bass and robo handclaps and turntable scratching and construction/hammering sounds. It ends with a long, fairly crazy sorta-house mix. It basically sounds like the type of stuck-together-with-bubblegum music that you could only really imagine hearing on tape or Bandcamp.