DATA DRUMS: Asyndeta: LP

You know those records you can just use as background noise? The kind you plop on and easily forget you’re even listening to music? This is not that record. If you decide to check out Data Drums’ Asyndeta, you’ve got to be prepared to actively listen to the whole damn thing. This art punk group from Memphis produced a raw, engaging, interesting effort that leaves the listener thirsty for more. Actually, listening to this LP is kind of like running a marathon, but at the end all you can drink is Coke. It might briefly quench your thirst, but it won’t be long before you need to drink more. Case in point: I’ve made it through Asyndeta all the way, but I still feel like I need to go back and listen to it again. Which is a good thing, I think. Bottoms up. –Simone Carter (Also Tapered, [email protected], alsotapered.bandcamp.com)