DEREK LYN PLASTIC: The Smell of My Room Vol. 1: Drug Sounds: CD

Sep 02, 2010

Superficially, it’s easy to think that Derek Lyn Plastic doesn’t give a shit. First of all, the name Derek Lyn Plastic doesn’t actually appear anywhere on the album artwork. What does? A picture of a giant penis. If that doesn’t say “I don’t give a shit,” I don’t know what does. Look a little closer and it becomes clear that, although this may be “I don’t give a shit” music in terms of its philosophy, it’s not in terms of its craftsmanship. It’s a perfectly precise cacophony of confidently sleazy vocals, garage guitar solos, and dark new wave sounds. This is what you dance to after you break someone’s nose.

 –mp (NMG)