Monday, July 12, 2010

mp3: Speculator "Century Select pt.1"

Boyz II Men
Dark nights spent swilling Mtn. Dew and eating stuffed crust pizza while stuck in 16-bit coma of Sonic 3 have metamorphosized into music on the new Speculator cassette Century Select. The tape kicks off with "Century Select pt. 1," a spiraling death bomb that conjures images of Sonic the Hedgehog barrel rolling down Space Mountain before blowing up and soaking onlookers in a chemical fire.

Century Select finds Speculator roaming through various hues and fx, producing pixilated print-out like collage-pop, making good on some of his main influences: ctrl+c & ctrl+v. It's so engulfing that when a screwed (and pitched-to-the-heavens) version of Boyz II Men's "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" sails in, four guys from Philly in matching khaki's and cardigans is the furthest thing from your mind.

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