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Mi Ami – “Dolphins” – [Thrill Jockey Records]

MSTiZA   11/23/2011   12-inch, A Library

Mi Ami is Damon Palermo (drums and samples) and Daniel Martin-Mc Cormick (vocals and keyboards). “Dophins” was recorded October 2010 and produced by Phil Hanley, founding member of DC trio Trans Am. This release is begging the question: Where have all the flowers gone? The answer is: They have bloomed into dance and burst glitter on the bowing crowd. Mi Ami has left it’s perch, whether it is temporary is to know the unkown. But as the indie scene has morphed into the 99% they do appreciate what the 1% have benefited from and thus become the 75%-ers who yearn for cocaine and alcohol induced haze and disco balls. This is without the strain of it’s predecessors in house, techno, dance. It’s strain is elusive, having been led into the club by the inviting nuance of synth and noisier elements, then shoved against the wall by melodic yet angular vocals. Don’t worry, the trip does rely on the individual, but the collective, by way of lyric insert included.

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