Friday, 26 April 2013

Macrobukkake - Landscape Of Your Brain

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


First off, let's not even go there with the band name. Macrobukkake are an experimental duo from Barcelona who successfully fuse trip-hop, indie, hip-hop, alt-pop, prog and much more to make songs which don't fit any scene or even any particular pattern. 'Landscape Of Your Brain' chops and changes as it progresses through its near seven-minute duration, moving from twinkling dreampop to exotic chillout with guitars and half sung, half spoken vocals that are treated so it sounds as though they're quivering, then the whole thing drops into a peaceful mid section before sparking up again.

There are a lot of ideas to be found in this one song, and hearing experimentation of this kind is encouraging for the future of music in general. B-side 'Diverparty In Detroit, Michigan' is something entirely different; far shorter at under two-and-a-half minutes, it has a solid tempo that gets stronger towards the end and incorporates ragga into it's tropic indie stylings. This may seem like an obvious statement, but Macrobukkake are one of those bands you'll either get or won't get. If you do "get" them then further investigation may open up a whole new sonic world to explore.





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