Imbued with a rave-punk sensibility
Black Dice - Mr Impossible

If it wasn’t for Black Dice, arguably there’d be no No Age. No Animal Collective. No Lightning Bolt. But, judging by their sixth studio album for Domino instead of DFA, Fat Cats or Paw Tracks, Brooklyn’s “noise” bringers have left the near-pop mentality of 2005’s ‘Skeleton’ well behind in pursuit of fresh ideas. Whether it’s the techno glitch of ‘outer Body Drifter’, which nods to LFO and Squarepusher as much as it does Fugazi; the swallowed robo-electro of ‘Shithouse Drifter’ or the Model 500-referencing ‘Carnita’, ‘Mr Impossible’ is splattered with overtly syncopated time-signatures, imbued with a rupturing rave-punk sensibility. Oh, and all the jaw-jarring distortion expected of the DIY forefathers of course.


Words by Adam Saville

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