Cardopusher

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Cardopusher's debut album arrived on French breakcore label Peace Off Records in 2006 and brought the plunderphonic absurdity of artists like Sickboy, Shitmat, and Toecutter to new heights. The fact that one of the album's songs was named after a Wesley Willis outburst and sampled the fourth single from the second Collective Soul album indicated how warped this guy's imagination was, and how much he truly loved the '90s. "At the Same Time" combined Daddy Yankee and Hrvåtski samples, singlehandedly inventing the genre of reggaeton-breakcore, and "I Cannot Buy Dollars" found a way to make Aaliyah and Phil Collins coexist under clattering machine-gun drums. Elsewhere, the album sampled Ween, Sinéad O'Connor, and Primitive Radio Gods' lone hit. Aside from all the silly, unexpected samples, the album contained some of the tightest, sharpest, most volatile beat editing in the genre's history. Cardopusher didn't go crazy with unconventional time signatures the way Venetian Snares did, but he packed an impossible amount of blastbeats into each measure while keeping the tracks somewhat danceable. Aside from a few brief moments of respite, such as the beginning to the Vorpal collaboration "Sun Bears," the album was mostly an intense, unpredictable thrill ride, obviously intended for those with a demented sense of humor.

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