STEPHEN SCOTT DAY "Mother" (Colossal Tapes)

I wanted to hate this b/c it's the guy's full name and the album is called "Mother," but I suppose we all have some demons to battle. This is pretty tight! Beautifully programmed drums battle w/ groaning synths and loops, creating a patchwork of insistent beats and moments of water-y pregnant pause. The martial drums on the second track pop. That's definitely the highlight, wish it had picked up again.

Best suited for short, awkward romps in a safe, homey car where the heat rarely works. Worry not, "mother", it happened in a Volvo!

--Mylanta Stamz