JAPANTHER: Wolfenswan: CD

Mar 06, 2007

Though Japanther’s anarchic crush of samples, lo-fi synth buzz, beats, cheap beats, and poppy melodies doesn’t really physically resemble Pavement, it does remind me of that band’s similar methodology fifteen years back or whatever it was. Throwing shit together because it was fun and because it was what just came out always made a tremendous amount of sense to me, and even in the apparent disorder a certain homogeneity gels when the work is taken as a whole. And so, even if this is something I never would have sought out, its lack of pretension generates a puddle of comfort into which I’m happy to settle.

 –doug (Plan-It-X)