datach'i mmale and ffemale

  • Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Reviewed by Cameron Macdonald (XLR8R (issue76))

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Joseph Fraioli (Datach'i) was rarely mentioned in past zine articles about "digital-punk." Strange, since his '99 debut'[rec+Play]' embodied that tag with lesh and blood. Kid606 and half of the Tigerbeat6 posse often seem to be chasing after that record's trash-compacted IDM beats and Kool-Aid-drunk Nntendo melodies. With 'MMale and FFemale', Fraioli has matured, deftly composing analog drones and phantasmagoric choirs that haunt a Martian cathedral. The trademark Datach'i beats that chomp your woofers and tweeters are also in effect. Too bad this entire album could be mistaken for an Aphex Twin remix of Squarepusher's 'Music is Rotten One Note.'

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