Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CASSETTE REVIEW: Futuregrapher LP (Touch Tapes)

            Sometimes you think you have it all figured out, and then an artist like Futuregrapher comes along and shoots down all you think you know.   Okay, I might still know a lot about music and other topics, and this might not have destroyed all of my knowledge, but it did take an interesting turn (and then back again) which I really did not see coming.

            The sound of Futuregrapher begins as electro beats, chipped talking and just overall fast paced.  There is some saxophone thrown in for good measure, and in some ways this just straddles the line between good electronic music and hip hop with rhythm.   The drum machine beat continues on as lasers fire and other such sounds occur, but before long that all changes.

            This tone takes a change for the dark side, as it becomes ambient and the beat fades away.   Actually, the beat doesn’t really fade away so much as this sort of demon emerges and kills it.   Before all is said and done though, the beats do return and that brings us to the only fitting conclusion.

            I’ve listened to a lot of music and heard a lot of different turns be taken, most of them for the first, but this is the largest turn in scale that this piece of music could take without being turned bad and it is just pushed to its absolute limit.  It’s something like the cliché about getting the most bang for your buck, but yes, this is just a remarkable piece of music for sure.  

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