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I.U.D. – “Proper Sex, The” – [The Social Registry]

Thurston Hunger   2/21/2011   12-inch, A Library

2009 release picked up by KFJC’s Curtis Kimby after exchanging
bodily fluids with a mere glance of the cover. Messy electronics
and hissy fit vocals with a treated tribal thump mixed with
urban cocktails. Yep, it’s a Social Registry release through
and through, indeed upon pulling back the cover it is Gang Gang
Dancer, Lizzi Bougatsos boogie buoyant through the strobe beats
and echoplex chambers. You’ve paid the cover to a club that no
one can find, and where dancing is both a crime and a necessity.
Spastic stuck with hiccup turntable moves on the closer. The
mix on every song is dense, overpacked with samples and at time
real percussion or some simple synth work. “Monk Hummer” has
a sort of Demi Semi Quaver sneaks into a John Carpenter film
at times, before crash worshipping into some tantric taiko
march. Before some more rough cuts jumping sample trains. Sexual
innuendoes flaunted in the titles often lost in the overdose of
the sonic assault, but again that is the Social Registry way.
As always, the key is installing I.U.D. properly in your time
slot to maximize your enjoyment of “The Proper Sex.” Songs
mount and exceed stamina, the aforementioned “Monk Hummer”
lasts a lifetime if you don’t stop the locked groove.

By the way, the only Sparks cover is the cover ;>

-Thurston Hunger

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