Halfway into the album opener¬†Electric Fence, it’s hard to decide whether there’s a group of robots violently attacking each other or engaging in a no-holds-barred orgy, but whichever¬†direction the bots are placing their energy, it sounds pretty damn awesome. ¬†If I had to guess, I’d wager that they threw their guitars into a blender and and pressed the ‘puree’ option. ¬†The results are a gorgeous cacophony of zips, buzzes and shreds reminiscent of Brainiac’s more experimental¬†material.
Similar to Brainiac, it’s tough to define Hex Horizontal into a genre. ¬†Fans of no wavers like DNA will love this immediately. ¬†If your favorite Liars album is They Were Wrong So We Drowned,¬†if you wished The Faint did more drugs, and if you ain’t afraid of a little dissonance, give¬†Hex Horizontal’s new one a shot. ¬†This is music that sounds ahead of its time, and one of the coolest instrumental albums I’ve heard all year. ¬†I dare you to play this when the ball drops tomorrow. ¬†That’d be a ferocious way to start off 2015. ¬†Do it.
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