Fugue State

by Hyphen Jones

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From snarling sawtooths and stomping house beats to thunderous basslines and junglistic beat-choppage, Fugue State encompasses an impressive array of electronic dance sounds. It starts out with an aggressive fusion of electro-house and breaks elements (Har Har and Perfidious) with a sprinkling of dubstep (Courting Disaster) for good measure. It continues with a couple of funky house tunes, the latter of which is a lively reinterpretation of a familiar fable.

From there, it catapults into the upper registers of tempo with a diverse assortment of drum and bass tracks, including the bittersweet Nature Red in Tooth and Claw and the brooding, twisted, tech-influenced tracks Spraypaint Latte and Czernobog.

The album closes out with an upbeat drum-and-bass-influenced melodic electronica track (Cottontail) and three tunes that draw heavily from the 8-bit aesthetics of video game soundtracks. (The last of these songs is engineered to loop in any music player with a loop function, providing you with your own personal video game soundtrack. Try it out!)

Warning: Fugue State is the compositional result of listening to a vast amount of music, ranging from electronic dance music to classical, jazz, funk, rock, metal, and folk music from assorted countries, and as such, must be treated with extreme caution. Prolonged exposure may cause movement of the feet and/or hips, increased eclectic musical taste, and in some cases, a more serious condition known colloquially as "brocking out."

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released March 20, 2011

David Merten-Jones

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