bagel fanclub: how are your cars driving? (Maulcat, 2023)

March 31, 2023 at 6:30 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

bagel fanclub: how are your cars driving?

This recent Bandcamp find is about as breezy and joyous as breakcore gets while still being messy and cathartic and destructive. The easiest comparison I can think of is Datach’i circa Wearealwayswellthankyou, and this delivers that sort of late ’90s drill’n’bass flavor through a more modern internet filter. Fans of Blipvert and Wolff Parkinson White will be into this, and probably stuff like Nanoray too, but this is nothing at all like atmospheric d’n’b anime-core. This is a self-driving car that goes fast enough to outrun the cops every time, causes a whirlwind of fiery destruction, and magically keeps the passenger safe and snug. It’s cutesy chiptune IDM, bulldozing power noise, disruptive gabber/speedcore, and hyperspeed cartoon music all at once. Five Star Hotel mastered this, and it’s on the same level of intensely hyped-up fury. Magnificent, one of the highlights of the first quarter of 2023.


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