Five Songs, 7/24/2022
Five Songs

Five Songs, 7/24/2022

Squarepusher, "Iambic 5 Poetry"

Budakhan Mindphone is an EP that was released just a few months after Music Is Rotted One Note, where Tom Jenkinson broke free of the gravity of drum'n'bass and moved into really doing his own thing. The lever that broke him free was fusion, but this EP is really more of an experimental thing than pure fusion. It's a worthwhile companion to the album, well worth looking up if you like this period of his music.

Dis, "A."

Just a little throwaway bit here.

BIG|BRAVE, "Sound"

Goodness, that's the opposite of a throwaway. BIG|BRAVE are a metal band, but don't really fit neatly into any subgenres. Encyclopaedia Metallum doesn't even have them in there. There's a lot of drone going on here, there's some post-rock vibes, there's a lot of Godspeed You! Black Emperor-style drama. Metal, but blazing its own trail. Ardor is just three songs, and this is the shortest of the bunch.

Yo La Tengo, "For You Too"

There's a Riot Going On is a quiet album, a contemplative one. It doesn't have really any of the noise freakouts that stud most YLT albums, nor does it have any really hooky pop songs. It's honestly a little flat: it's a warm summer day, but there's no variation to it, and nothing that makes you really remember anything other than a pleasant time.

The Du-Rites, "Gamma Ray Funk (Live)"

Since their first release in 2016, the Du-Rites have been banging out an album every year, along with some singles to keep things warm. The fourth record, in 2019, was a live album, with some nice variations from the album tracks. As a sampler to get into things, it's a good place to start.

Joshua Buergel
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