GUERILLA TOSS

TWISTED CRYSTAL (DFA)

GUERILLA TOSS - TWISTED CRYSTAL 128735
Format:
1 CD
Release:
14.09.2018
Label:
DFA
Kat.-Nr.:
128735
Barcode:
0829732260724
Analog synthesizers give tangible life to the works of Guerilla Toss. Whether it be the sound of a rocket ship, a kitten-with-a-wah, distorted dolphins, or a clavichord made out of honey-baked ham, the band consistently finds new ways to bring together the many ideas that combine to shape each new batch of art-rock puzzle pieces.

Twisted Crystal, Guerilla Toss' new LP, feels more personal than ever for the band. Angular yet irresistibly catchy, this collection of pop songs pulls influence from powerful groups like The Slits, ESG, Gina X, and early Madonna, with sing-speak vocals from Kassie Carlson nodding to legendary artists like Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, and Lizzy Mercier Descloux - combining this all into a twisted, crystalline concoction.

Oracles and enigmatic egos are common lyrical themes, but charismatic instrumentality springs the listener back to extraterrestrial comfort.

Old favorite sounds ring true from the trusty Sequential Circuits Six Track Synthesizer and Clavia Drum Machine.

New, more refined sounds are molded and polished by drummer/producer Peter Negroponte, whose passion for perfection and creation goes far beyond an all-consuming Tetris effect.

Peter has truly excelled on this new recording, creating a complex networks of beats and sound that become easily intertwined with the rhythmic fabric of life.

RIYL: Talking Heads, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Brian Eno, Todd Rundgren, Gang Gang Dance
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. MAGIC IS EASY
  • 1.2. JESUS RABBIT
  • 1.3. METEOROLOGICAL
  • 1.4. HACKING MACHINE
  • 1.5. RETREAT
  • 1.6. COME UP WITH ME
  • 1.7. UNICORN CIGARETTE
  • 1.8. WALLS OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 1.9. JACKIE'S DAUGHTER
  • 1.10. GREEN APPLE