Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cuticle - Mother Rhythm Earth Memory (Not Not Fun 2012)

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"When Cuticle CEO Brendan O’Keefe said he wanted his most recent 12 inch to be titled in honor of other 4-word acronym-ready masterpieces (like RHCP’sBlood Sugar Sex Magik, what’s her name’s Love Angel Music Baby, etc) we were obviously on board. So now we can add Mother Rhythm Earth Memory to this illustrious list, and it’s a suitably lofty robo rubik’s cube of electric glide, daft crunk, and digital riddling. Right from the start it’s clear this is a new Cuticle creature – gone is the compressed, post-noise overdrive production of last year’s Confectioner’s BeatsEP, replaced by a gleaming, fiber optic resonance. “Liquid Crystal Drink (Pour My Dream)” sets the mood: a synthetic funk shuffle decorated with echo keys and computer-smeared vocoder vox that slowly submerges into a gurgling pool of malfunctioning circuits before resurrecting like a Herbie Hancock jam teleported into the Tron mainframe. That’s not the only strangeway stacked in this deck; there’s also cyber-jungle dub excursions (“Document Leak”), waterfall temple healing music (“Trickle”), and even a fucking Baronic Wall cover (“Night Of Romance”). A mesmerizing window into everyday sonic life on one of the weirder colonies in the hidden confederation of alien electronics. Black vinyl LPs in jackets with hypercolor emulsion artwork by Andreas Ervik"-Not Not Fun

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