Typical White Male/EUU – Split C60

29 May 2014 xdementia No Comment


Typical White Male/EUU – Split C60

You Don’t Like It

There’s something mysterious about this tape yet you have to have in-depth knowledge about the artist to know what it is. Of course, if you are reading this you deserve to be in-the-know so I will divulge it for you; TWM and EUU are two sides of the same coin, two minds trapped in one flesh-bound body. It is with this knowledge that you can finely begin to decipher the puzzle that this split poses.

TWM appears on the bulk of side A with the exception of the last 8 minutes. The TWM material is very up-close and personal experimental music. Minimalist and glitchy, the listen is never comfortable and always tends to keep you on your toes. The general sound is one of bewilderment because it never is clear whether or not this recording is a mistake or intended. It could just be signal noise and audio artifacts magnified, or that just might be a synth.

The EUU material is much more composed and layered. There’s delay on the synth lines here, some reverb. The sound could be compared to Space Machine and the synth work is done pretty well. Compositionally there are moments that build and recede while the sonorous quality consists of squiggly hums and buzzes.

I feel like listening to this tape is a window into one man’s insanity. It undeniably gives me fuzzy feelings all over but not fuzzy in a good way. Fuzzy in a numb and out-of-touch way. Like having a seizure from too much weed. I don’t think that makes sense but neither does this release. One for the die-hard fans of experimental synth music here.

Composition: ★★★☆☆
Sounds: ★★★☆☆
Production Quality: ★★★☆☆
Concept: ★★★☆☆
Packaging: ★★★☆☆
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

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