Thursday, 12 April 2012

The 2kDozen 500: #135 - Black Dice, "Mr. Impossible"

Fraternal visit earlier today means I don't have much listening and thinking time tonight. That ice cream wasn't going to serve itself! But I should record a couple of impressions of Black Dice's new collection.

"Shithouse Drifter" is a great name for a tune. That's my first observation. Secondly, I don't remember the previous albums being quite so coldly cheerful in its weirdness. I can't tell you what it's setting out to achieve and neither then by extension whether or not it achieves it. A lot of noodle, some cheap keyboard action vomited up - but in a good way, yeah? Feels more regular somehow.

There shivers the feeling of being possessed by the spirit of stationery - the repetition of seemingly trivial sounds and actions that only a stapler or photocopier could really understand without blowing its mundane cover. "Rodriguez" sounds like an early house tune from the late-ish Eighties turned inside out so it makes sense of its seams and rhythms in a different fashion. And that's all there is to say about this.

Rating: Screws out of Colourful

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