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Battles / Gloss Drop
Album:Gloss Drop Collection:General
Artist:Battles Added:06/2011
Label:Warp Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-07-05 Pull Date:2011-09-04 
Week Ending:4 Sep28 Aug14 Aug7 Aug31 Jul24 Jul17 Jul10 Jul
Airplays:11327174

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 14 May 15:DJ Muscat
A Visit From Drum
4.Fri, 22 Nov 13:Featherweight
Fight or Flight
2.Tue, 03 Feb 15:aj
Setting Fire to the Lab
5.Fri, 08 Nov 13:Featherweight
Fight or Flight
3.Tue, 28 Jan 14:aj
Setting Fire to the Lab
6.Fri, 04 Oct 13:aj
The Fall of Math

Album Review
HYPRK
Reviewed 2011-06-29 
Battles does it again! 12 tracks of math-rock brilliance from a legendary lineup which includes Ian Williams of Don Cabellero fame and former Helmet drummer John Stanier. A sophisticated masterpiece of layering with busy intelligent loops and superhuman precision. FCC CLEAN

*1. Slow intro with scattershot keyboard and layered guitar. Slowly builds to a frantic percussive breakdown with jivey guitars. *2. A 40-second intro of jumbled grunts and a slow crescendo of keyboard launches into a midtempo post-modern rocker with catchy keyboard and plenty of pop aesthetics. Guest vox from Matias Aguayo. Definitely a stand-out. *3. Midtempo instrumental track with killer organ lines. Epic as hell. 4. Energetic, almost with a tropical feel to it.
5. An unabashed showcase of Stanier’s brilliance. A high-speed rocker with aggressive lines. *6. Frantic rocker peppered w/ cheery keyboard despite its somewhat darker feel. *7. Handclaps, syncopated percussion, sunny keyboard, killer electronic effects. *8. Classic Battles math-rock with distorted plucky guitar, rattling keyboard, and sticky sweet female vox courtesy of Kazu Makino.
9. Slow, minimalist keyboard. Heavy reverb. 10. Harsh, noisy intro leads into a gnarly collage of clattering percussion and echoed keyboard sounds.
11. White-hot guitar, thundering drums and perfect layers of keyboards.
*12. Sparse… atmospheric…almost lighthearted. Echoed, distorted vocals.

Track Listing
1.Africastle 7.Dominican Fade
2.Ice Cream 8.Sweetie & Shag
3.Futura 9.Toddler
4.Inchworm 10.Rolls Bayce
5.Wall Street 11.White Electric
6.My Machines 12.Sundome