Wednesday, May 6, 2009

At long last, the musical equivalent of a grand mal seizure

"Thrash" seems like the best descriptor for the new genre of aggressive, midi-inspired electronic music coming out these days, and I'm going ahead and using it now to describe Brooklyn electro-rockers Anamanaguchi. Their music could very well be an Atari soundtrack, except it'd give an entire generation of gamers brain hemorrhages. Appropriately, one of their instruments is a hacked Super Nintendo from the mid-eighties:

It's basically an entire band that sounds like Crystal Castles' "Alice Practice," but with better melodies and without all the yelling. Looks like they're playing Europa this Friday; if you go, remember to bring a mouthguard and helmet.


Anonymous said...

Crystal Castles are much, much better. Don't get me wrong, this is okay but CC melodies make me feel like I'm floating.

Alex Littlefield said...

Agreed... overall. I'm not the biggest fan of "Alice Practice," I guess.