Album Review

Marching Dynamics – “Workers Party of Haiti, The” – [Hymen]

incognito   2/12/2014   A Library, CD

2008 IDM and bass music release from Marching Dynamics on IDM powerhouse label Hymen. I found this album to be atypical for a Hymen release – it’s particularly rhythmic and danceable, almost infectious. This was released at the height of underground dubstep, and there are a few unmistakable influences here with 140bpm, chugging tracks and heavy bass. Don’t let this confuse you. In large, this is forward thinking bass music, unconstrained by genrefication. The bass is heavy, the beats are chunky, the rhythms are spooky and haunting. There is something very fresh and original about this album that I can’t quite put my finger on. After the ambient introduction of “going under,” Marching Dynamics gets right to the point of the album with “detuning purpose” and assaults the listener with bass, bass, and more bass. Great listen for the headphones crew, but equally at home being pumped out of your favorite bottom heavy system.

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