Sunday, April 30, 2017

On Repeat: Dirty Projectors - "Ascent Through Clouds"

I just realized that it's been a long time since I've posted one of these! I've become obsessed with plenty of songs over the past four years, but sometimes struggle to find the time to write about everything that I would like to.

In trying to get back to this post, I will start with Dirty Projector's "Ascent Through Clouds" off of their latest album, Dirty Projectors.

The track is neither the best nor my favorite on the record, but does have a feature that appeals greatly to my ear. Between the slightly-rambling verses and chorus are electronic non-vocal breaks. I can best describe the style of these breaks as tribal glitch. While the sound was clearly created by something other than a traditional instrument, it's rooted in a steady, deep drum beat.

And that's why, of all the tracks of the album, it's one that I put on repeat most often. It provides a certain primal satisfaction.

If you haven't heard the record, it's pretty fantastic from start to finish. It was released on February 24 of this year.

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