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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12" White Vinyl Limited 500

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