Audible Musings


Dan Deacon – Bromst
March 10, 2009, 3:39 am
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It’s hard to describe Dan Deacon’s sound. Some have called it, “wildly addictive, electro, freak-pop.” Others have dubbed it, “a barrage of cheap-sounding, rainbow-hued, breakcore-tempo electronic noise.” Whatever this may mean, his music is indeed infectious. One can’t help but nod along, or rather, bounce along, depending on the song. After listening to the album through once myself, I can’t say that I have any particular tune stuck in my head, rather an overall desire to keep listening. Each track is so different from the next, yet similar in that each is unique, and each features layers and layers of electronic effects and distorted vocals. There are no melodic lines, in the traditional sense. It seems that Deacon prefers to dabble in textures, and this is perhaps the reason no particular song stands out as an immediatly accessible track. They all seem to blend together in a sonic whirlwind that sweeps you off your feet.

Bromst is Deacon’s second full length album, and is by far his most accessible work. Most of his prior music has been wild electronic beats, made in a similarly to above photohgraph, which caters to a very niche crowd. This newest offering, however, features real insturments such as marimba and a (gasp) real drumset. The album is scheduled to be out March 29th, but I couldn’t wait until then, and neither should you. Check it out HERE, where npr.org offers a free listen.

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