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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Battles - Gloss Drop

Sick of the same mediocre music? Want something new and exciting? Good, so was I. Then my friend showed me this album and it's fucking great.
Battles features ex-members of Don Caballero, Storm & Stress, Lynx, and Helmet.
'Gloss Drop' is a wonderful experiment of poppy sounds and strange noises. The effect on the guitar makes a strangely blissful stinging sound, like being stabbed in the ears with a sharpened candy cane. There's not much ordinary structure in the music which is really cool, it's not just straightforward music. It's all over the place, and that's one of the coolest things to hear from bands these days. Though this album is mostly instrumental, there's some guest vocals provided in a few of the songs which is just enough vocal and instrumental balance to make this album extremely fun.
I'm glad to hear something like this in an age of bands afraid to do something new, especially considering this band is pretty well-known. Check it out if you're looking for something fresh, new, and crazy fun.
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