CHLAMYDIOT: Live Your Life to a Blast Beat: CD

Drum and bass duo from Fargo, ND like godheadSilo before them, however I find this is far more tuneful and listenable while maintaining the same intensity, range, and depth and all within a lo-fi, DIY context. This is some ferocious, fuzzed-out stuff. The last number is a remarkably spare and faithful Beat Happening cover of their tune “The This Many Boyfriends Club,” complete with feedback and drum clicks. I get the feeling these guys geek out on the Electrical Audio boards for tips on tape looping and other forms of audio manipulation. Even if they don’t, I say well done.

 –Jeff Proctor (myspace.com/chlamydiot)