"Recorded Sound" CD
Genre: electronic, IDM, techno
July 1, 2009
From the realms of leftfield techno comes
Loudspeaker Speaker's Recorded Sound, a strange and strangely addictive electronic
release. Last I heard from Mr. Speaker, he was paired up with
Human for an outstanding dub release that ranked among
albums. But here the focus is on somewhat experimental IDM, garnished
with tricky rhythms, unusual sonic textures, and disjointed, AFX-inspired
melodies. It's a tough sound to describe, but
good music often transcends summarization.
Case in point: the dubby bass and 8-bit
melodies of opener "Hump Like One Leg's Shorter," which is startlingly
awkward in form yet still a terrific listen. More 8-bit informed
deliciousness comes from "Super Melody," while "Shimmer Step" is all
uppity, in-your-face big beats and blaring synths. And then there's
the ambient-informed, glitchy prettiness of "Mind of Bryan" and "To
Tokyo." Stylistically speaking, Recorded Sound is a far cry from the
collaboration, but you won't hear me complaining.
Grab both discs and let the goodness seep in.
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