A horrible hack

Traktor

Early Adopter

Year Released: 2010
Format: LP
Label: Apocaplexy - Atlas - Dog Knights
 
Reviewed by Ted Reynolds on Sep 10, 2011
I'm too poor to buy a computer so I have to use my girlfriend's, so while I was starting it up and instead of listening to Traktor like I should have, I listened to Air. A real good treat.

Anyway it took me ages to work out who this was, they may as well have written Traktor in a black metal logo for all I can read of it (incidentally check out the book 'Lord of Logos' if you want high quality black metal logos for bands like Emperor and Dimmu Borgir etc, all done by a man who works in a co-op in Exeter and wears a t-shirt that says 'bite it for satan you cunt' on it).

Anyway when this started it sounded like that The Last Crime song 'An Explosion In New Mexico', but played at 45. Then it started sounding like Les Savy Fav. this isn't in any way as screamy as the previous Traktor record that I'd heard ( 2007's Sequence the Sequence.) It is very much down the post punk alley, no bad thing really. There's room for both thrashing and screaming and angular herky jerky in this world. There's bits I'm not so keen like the middle 8 bit of 'Where Water Goes' all sort of drifty and dreamy but not in a great way, and 'Laggards' which smacks of a try hard attempt at being different, but sounds like its just copying a bad Nick Cave song or something, but when they keep it angular and post punk then its good for me, and most of the record is exactly that so I likes it.

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