Saturday, November 12, 2011

PROBLEMS THAT FIX THEMSELVES / MICROMELANCOLIE "Fractures" c47
(Already Dead Tapes and Records)


This is a split between two electronic artists. Again, I'd like to say that electronical music is really not my "thing" by any means, but I have been known to enjoy a repeated listen of Aphex Twin's "Come To Daddy" EP from time to time. The first side of "Fractures" is by Problems That Fix Themselves and it's very much in the vein of that Richard D. James mini-masterpiece. I don't really know the correct language to use when describing this stuff, but I can say that Problems' music is quite complex and utilizes a number of interesting rhythms and textures. Hey now, they even named one track after Jeffery Tambor:


The B side is by Micromelancolié and it's a lot more slow building, sounding like a room slowly filling with bees transitioning into the dead sound of a record spinning endlessly in its runout groove. Not as instantly ear grabbing as the Problems material, but It's a good match to the energetic workout you get on the other side.

The tape comes wrapped in a cardboard holder and the graphic design is pretty pro.

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