Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon

In so many ways, it ain’t pretty…



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[6.10]

Hazel Robinson: This is something Mistajam uses as a bed on his radio show — I had no idea it was an actual song. It doesn’t really feel like one — I suppose there is something in there, but it’s too firmly jammed into my head as a radio sound effect to feel like “proper music,” whatever that is.
[5]

Zach Lyon: I know, dancefloors etc etc, but this is just one minute of an awesome song repeated over and over with rapidly-diminishing returns.
[6]

Anthony Easton: I don’t know if this is genius or annoying. I know nothing about what dubstep is or is not. Anglo dance is this strange world of isolation and wonder.
[7]

Josh Love: I don’t think I’ve heard anything yet under the dubstep banner as bone-rattlingly expressive as this tune (maybe Joker comes closest), and it actually sounds more to me like a lost jungle or d&b cut from the 90s. What it lacks in subtlety (and perhaps replay-ability) it makes up for in sheer physical arrogance.
[8]

Martin Skidmore: After a plinky opening, this really grinds into you, with heavy bass and the repeated deep vocal sample. I can’t quite decide if I am excited or irritated by it – it’s certainly not a track to listen to if you have a headache.
[6]

Katherine St Asaph: I didn’t know Orin Scrivello had a band.
[3]

Jer Fairall: Fierce, visceral, unrelenting and quite awesome. One more second of it just might have reduced me to apoplexy, though.
[7]

Michaelangelo Matos: Well, if you’re going to make loud-and-blurting-and-proud dubstep wobble, go all the way, right? I don’t hate this, surprisingly enough: there’s enough wit in the production (the recharge at 1:28 in particular), and the percussive touches give it some actual oomph.
[6]

Iain Mew: The offensive weapons here are actually mostly trebly, but it’s still a fantastic bit of exciting screeeeEEEEEEE noise with just enough other tricks to keep it thrilling. Particularly love the incongruous gentle bit in the middle (spent entirely bracing for the next onslaught) and the final backwards tape warp.
[8]

Alfred Soto: Unafraid to be obnoxious — unafraid to sound like Miami.
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2 Responses to “Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon”

  1. Switch’s remix of Ke$ha’s “Animal” is a screeeEEEEEE track I’ve been listening to nonstop.

  2. I had to turn it off pretty quickly because it grew irritating.