13.10.11

Compromise

Muscle Drum is the eccentric home recording project of Robert Spector (formally from Spector Protector and Fuckwolf, he also now makes up a third of the psychedelic art-dance trio Bronze). San Francisco-based record label Break Up recently put out Muscle Drum's first "real" album (as opposed to the CD-Rs of the past), and it's also the label's first release.

The record, Fog Hag, is a mixed treat bag of minimalist synth jams, jangly guitar bits, waves of drum machines, and the one-off dark, fuzzed-out metal track. Spector's vocals are consistently sincere as they burn through the album's "off-kilter pop haze". Check out "Compromise" (a lovely reverb-heavy psychedelic thing) and "Room To Hide" (the aforementioned weird dark track) -- their stark differences highlight the variety that can be found on Fog Hag, and they're both awesome.

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You can buy the 12" here (the first 100 copies come with a CD of earlier material), and you can also stream the whole album here.

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