Michael Zapruder: Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope

Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope is one of the most startling and disturbing works I have heard in a very long time. The brainchild of Michael Zapruder, it’s basically derivative of American folk, but the record departs so radically from this launchpad that it’s hard not to diagnose him with a …

by   |  10/22/2008  |  Comments Off on Michael Zapruder: Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope

Deerhoof: Offend Maggie

Like a sloping gravel path, Deerhoof contradicts itself merely by existing. Alternating between grating noise and gentle melody, Offend Maggie is a happy album of sad music, where every single quirky contrast is meticulously micromanaged. Offend Maggie occasionally flies away with its own cleverness, but at its best moments, it …

by   |  10/01/2008  |  Comments Off on Deerhoof: Offend Maggie

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