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ARTIST
TITLE
Vandals
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
OM 043LP OM 043LP
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RELEASE DATE
10/9/2015

"Below a shuffling cabasa-like rhythm, a pair of taut drum patterns is punctuated by swirling electronic crackle and a deep bass drop. Slowly and almost imperceptibly, layers of spongy beats accumulate until they're wiped out dub-style by an echoing sonar moan that suspends the track in a dark and undulating aquatic reverie, a lull broken by jittery bass tones and reverberant knocks that surge into an intricate percussive maelstrom. Jake Meginsky's music is distinctly low end and percussive. While nodding to minimal house, dub, and noise, Meginsky's electronica bears ample evidence of his apprenticeship with fiery avant-jazz percussionist Milford Graves and his training in West African djun djun and djembe. There's nothing rigid or mechanical here. On the contrary, Meginsky's rhythmic sensibility is supple and flexible -- rumbling, fluttering, and bouncing in elastic configurations of enchanting complexity. All rhythm and squall, the pieces on Vandals can't be called 'songs'; but they're too non-linear to be called 'tracks' and too structurally unpredictable to be 'compositions.' Rather, Meginsky builds little electronic ecosystems that seem to breed sounds in all their timbral and textural diversity, and to observe what results as they ally and skirmish with one another." --Christoph Cox