Genre: electronic, glitch
Oct 17, 2008
Denmark's Rumpistol has been on the scene for awhile now. Five
years ago, he put out his eponymous debut on the now-bustling Rump
label; since then, he's been quietly making a name for himself
in the electronic music underground. His
sound is a glitchy, clicky brew, combining mathematical rhythms with
crisp atmospherics and smart melodies. Post-rock-laced "Refleksion,"
replete with a catchy guitar line, sees Rumpistol at his best;
it is a smart, memorable piece of electronic music with connections to
early Pluramon work.
Five years on the scene have definitely left their mark on
Dynamo - professional and original, this is an impeccably polished
record worthy of patronage by any keen electronic music enthusiast.
Due to their abstract manner, it can be
difficult to conceptualize these eight tracks as individual
compositions rather than one whole movement, and this sense of unity
is magnified by Rumpistol's adherence to a fairly consistent
formula. Certainly, certain tracks have different personalities - "Kocmoc"
is dreary and meditative, "Beito" is vast and dramatic, and Mouse
on Mars-esque "Mobile" is captivatingly skittish. Still, any
disparate elements found between tracks come together to form a
Perhaps the best aspect of Dynamo is its individuality.
Certainly, the concepts contained within are all culled from previous
sources – such is the case in electronic music and virtually any genre
around today. But the songs themselves,
wrapped up and put together, are distinctly
Rumpistol's own. And as far as contemporary electronic music
goes, they're top of the line.
video of "tape swamp" from last album
[Vitals: 8 tracks, distributed by
released October 20, 2008]