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 describing 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 some tapes on the likes of 1080p and Not Not Fun‘s imprint 100% Silk. I, and 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’ 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!

The Details

Climate Change marks Minneapolis/Brooklyn block party brain-scrambler trio Beat Detectives’ 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 album’s 14 cuts coast and crunk within a Quaalude Quadrangle of blasted dub (“Roaring Lion”), cro-magnon acid (“Reward Card,” “Three Pointer”), hijacked funk (“Dead Girl At A Party,” “Sands Of Slime”), and smeared low rider bass grease (“Magic Island Ripper,” “When You Wake Up”), spliced with speaker-blown samples and singer Oakley Tapola’s dazed, glazed vocals. Rhythm constructionists Aaron Anderson and Chris Hontos channel a fried, psychedelic Friday vibe, in service to a higher cause: “Push it towards something else.” Something temporary, something ripping, something more than the sum of its parts – Climate Change congeals Beat Detectives’ mixtape-you’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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