BIRTHDAYS - "Hawaiian Punch Wave" c30 (Impose Cassette Series)

A decidedly less danceable affair than his live set I caught last night, Birthdays' Hawaiian Punch Wave tape is a nice little exercise in looped keyboards and sampler pounding. Birthdays is Samuel Yager, originally from New York, currently residing in Boston. Compositions build slowly as he mans flashing buttons and knobs, sometimes aging from lowkey blip-grooves into full-grown bedroom house jams, sometimes into slower pieces of pounding sludge.

Hawaiian Punch Wave is out now. CLICK HERE to order and preview MP3s.