Is this record worth a spin? Should I buy it? Will it add to or detract
from my credibility? Should I care?
I wish someone could break it down for me.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Demdike Stare- Elemental- Parts 1 & 2: Crysanthe & Violetta

Dirty, filthy, gritty ambient music from two British blokes (one is an avid record collector who reissues obscure music for the Finder Keeper Label, the other is a DJ/Producer on the British club scene)  who utilize sample snippets as foundations for their super-unnatural journeys. If there were a sequel to Blade Runner, Demdike Stare should be commissioned to make the soundtrack. On their last record, the auspiciously impressive Tryptych, they sampled songs from horror film soundtracks and cloaked them in a fog of analog hiss. As the title implies, Elemental has hints of naturalism interspersed throughout its industrial landscape and, in spite of its ambient nature, is patently aggressive, constantly shifting the listeners perceptions.

Buy this record if you danced your New Year's Eve away and need a Bloody Mary comedown on New Year's Day.


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