Thug Entrancer – “Death After Life” – [Software Recording Co.]
Ryan MacRyhew, or Thug Entrancer, is the story of an experimental producer that moves to Chicago and discovers electronic dance music and changes his tune to fit this form. This is his first 2014 full-length album, even a double album. The tracks are roman numerically named to give the listener space to figure out the meaning behind each track. The style is techno but also has subtle influences from juke (footwork), computer games, dub dubstep, acid and other intelligent dance music genres. The patterns are frantic but sometimes restricted, giving each track some isolation from each other. Part V spirals up to the 160 beats per minute world. It might be a studio jam due to some repetitions happening, but fortunately each tracks gives the album a distinct flavor. This certainly is more adventurous dance music.