Jesus. I don’t know why I feel the constant need to justify not writing about acts quickly enough (god knows most don’t care about even throwing us an advertising bone and treat us like interns), but I can’t help it. Every time I get a follow up email, it makes me realize I wish the hill was more than a two-man shop.
So, instead of simply getting frustrated, I’m going to have to start compiling some inbox cleaning posts. Quick (well, as quick as my rambling post steez allows) and dirty.
Digits certainly deserves of more attention than a few lines, but as days have turned into weeks I’ve never found the time to talk about our old friend Alt Altman. Alt’s been getting some great press for his latest LP, Death and Desire, and if you take a listen to “Because It’s Wrong” you can hear why. The ice cold programming and mellow vocals are hypnotic, but it’s the way he recreates the way we used to mash the shit out of the machine gun button on Lapaix’s mixer that gets me excited.
Nostalgic jokes aside, the best moments on Death & Desire are the best Alt’s come up with to date. Digits is no stranger to crafting chilled out, minimal jams, but this LP feels like something bigger. Risks and surprising twists (like the guitar solo on “So Cold”) are as important as the well executed, spare programing. Oh, and it’s a free download.
MP3:: Digits - Because It’s Wrong