Whoever writes the synopses on Not Not Fun is always on point and is able to succinctly describe what you hear without fail, which in turn just renders my “job” null. I’m not going to be able to do any justice in regards to describingÂ this album and I’m rather ashamed of myself for not coming across this group a lot sooner. It’s tempting to call this “post-house,” or post-(insert any electronic subgenre here). This does make Beat Detectives vinyl debut, and prior to this they released someÂ tapes on the likes ofÂ 1080p and Not Not Fun‘s imprint 100% Silk. I, andÂ the ever so wonderful David Hampton, have written about numerous 100% Silk and Not Not Fun releases in the past and if you’ve happened to take a listen to any of what we’ve written about from the aforementioned labels, then you’re already familiar with the aesthetic. Beat Detectives’Â Climate Change is a hazy romp through the electronic swamplands and you need to listen to it below via the Spotify player to see what you think of it. That’s about all I can muster – just give it a try. Cheers!
Climate Change marks Minneapolis/Brooklyn block party brain-scrambler trio Beat Detectivesâ€™ debut on the vinyl format after a splatterpaint trail of tapes for the 1080p, 100% Silk, Where To Now, Moon Glyph, and Night People labels. Their time is now. The albumâ€™s 14 cuts coast and crunk within a Quaalude Quadrangle of blasted dub (â€śRoaring Lionâ€ť), cro-magnon acid (â€śReward Card,â€ť â€śThree Pointerâ€ť), hijacked funk (â€śDead Girl At A Party,â€ť â€śSands Of Slimeâ€ť), and smeared low rider bass grease (â€śMagic Island Ripper,â€ť â€śWhen You Wake Upâ€ť), spliced with speaker-blown samples and singer Oakley Tapolaâ€™s dazed, glazed vocals. Rhythm constructionists Aaron Anderson and Chris Hontos channel a fried, psychedelic Friday vibe, in service to a higher cause: â€śPush it towards something else.â€ť Something temporary, something ripping, something more than the sum of its parts â€“ Climate Change congeals Beat Detectivesâ€™ mixtape-youâ€™d-find-in-the-trunk mission statement into a positive journey of swap meet magic and melted body music. Change or be changed. Black vinyl LPs in whacked fontmanship jackets designed by Anderson; mastered by Collin Gorman Weiland. Edition of 240.
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