Jeremy Gloff

Jeremy Gloff/Mechanical Emotions [Split EP]

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Jeremy Gloff is another contributor to the one-man, one-synthesizer routine that gets old when said artist either takes himself way too seriously, or when the quality of the four-track recordings are lo-fi to the point of being unlistenable. Not only does Gloff commit these two infractions, but he also adds way too much quirk to sound like a second-hand Devo. Sure, the nasally vocals and heavy synth layers sound as if they came straight from an '80s vault, but without any playfulness or humor. Gloff is more likely to scare little children away rather than entertain them. On the other hand, the members of Mechanical Emotions don't have quirk or nasally vocals -- just one, long digital drum beat that flows at a tribal pace to accompany the pulsing keyboards and distorted screams. Nowhere near the realm of fun, at least both Gloff and Mechanical Emotions are right for each other in the category of "anti-dance."