Album Review

D/U\a/l F\o/R\m [coll] – [Leaving Records]

Naysayer   2/25/2015   A Library, CD

wow. Wow WOW Loving this much. Matthewdavid and Jesselisa Moretti founded the label Leaving Records. “Dual Form” is their collaboration with the label Stones Throw. Originally a double cassette, now sold out, this was rereleased as a CD. This project is a wonderful introduction into the twisted heads of the two founders. Great tastes for sure with nothing sounding like the other yet all of the 19 pieces being similar and united. What do they have in common? Scratchiness. Fuzzy distortion, as if recorded through an AM transmitter. Cut up beats that make the head wobble and get the listener dizzy. Repetition. Loops. Samples. Brief samples of field recordings. Experimental hip hop. Electronics. Vocals cut up and used as beats. Unclear sounds. A uniqueness that makes it difficult to classify and describe. It’s not so hard sounding. In fact the beats and electronics come off as familiar. This is not the case. Listen close. Something will bang or pop or crash. You are going to start wondering what is going on. Subtlety in strangeness. 19 weirdos doing their best to push it. Wonderful.

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