Gang Gang Dance

Revival of the Shittest

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This early, limited-edition release from the Brooklyn experimental collective is composed of eight untitled tracks. Yet, despite its surface ambiguity, S**TEST is actually one of the band’s more accessible efforts. It’s not an entirely cohesive effort, as certain tracks rely on eerie vocal dissonance and lo-fi dub rhythms, while others feel like Aphex Twin experiments between his ambient and Richard James periods. Tribal percussion and hypnotic drones are constants, but fractured woodwinds and mangled guitar notes creep their way into the pastiche as well, providing an experience that is at times unsettling, but effective, despite its intentional amateurishness.