Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse

That DJ costume is probably better after a few tabs of E, anyway.


Anthony Easton: This guy is selling out the Air Canada Center, and though I kind of love him, I have no idea why?  I mean I like this well enough–propulsive, atmospheric, sets into a grove but doesn’t quite stay there, quite lovely, but it mostly seems to be you know a 1000 person club and not stadium music. 

Brad Shoup: Our first Deadmau5 track in two years, and it’s just some tranquil progressive house. I do associate those little squeaks that keep cropping up with him (naught to do with his name, I swear). But the track isn’t dense enough for a dream, and too languid to muster a decent progression.

Jonathan Bogart: There will always be music for stoners.

Pete Baran: So what I am looking for is the Whooommpphhh, the breakdown, the WHOOOO-WA-WA-WA-WA-WHOOMPPHHH, and the moment when the repeated melody line becomes so ingrained in my head that it is second nature that I no longer have to listen to it. And this Deadmau5 track has all of these elements, so I am not sure why it is a little disappointing. Should I just put it down to it being 7am in the morning and after a hard nights sleeping I am in no fit state to review this? I took an E with my cornflakes though, and I’m still not feeling it.

Alfred Soto: If I owned a sampler as cool as this guy, I’d type “starts promisingly” and let the thing go up several octaves. 

Katherine St Asaph: Admitting to liking Deadmau5, in certain circles, is the equivalent of admitting to enjoying cheap coffee or tawdry novels. But I tolerate these sounds in poppier contexts already; it’s cheap dopamine manipulation, but you don’t get called manipulative if what you do doesn’t work.

Jer Fairall: Spacey and mildly propulsive enough to make for pleasant aural wallpaper, though I have an unshakable allergy against the particular brand of hollow synth riff that kicks in at 1:27 and recurs at frequent enough intervals throughout, rendering occasionally uncomfortable something that I mostly want to not particularly notice all that much in the first place.

3 Responses to “Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse”

  1. ” There will always be music for stoners ”

    Case closed.

  2. Research suggests that this is not good music for stoners, being too brights and fast-paced and otherwise not having enough bong-related sound effects.

  3. Concurrent (?) research suggests that this is good music to listen to and subsequently be unable to think and/or stress out about anything, which for me — especially right now — is quite an accomplishment.