Don’t be fooled by the corporate lustre of their game titles, it’s all part of Mind Dynamics‘ desire to subvert the hi-tech, faster-better-stronger mindset of twenty-first century living. Foregoing the clean lines plus HD-quality modern software has presented, The Brooklyn duo Daniel Freshwater and Brian Whateverer create corroded, feric-scarred techno. While their cover art and titles certainly the same obsession with branding and capitalist semiotics as vaporwave artists, the particular duo approach their music along with far less ambiguity as to whose part they’re really on, and it ain’t the side of corporate muzak-making. Documented live, these scrambled signals own a twisted vitality—the rhythmic snap of “Juice Cleanse 2″ feels like a Night time Slugs cut buried beneath the dense crust of flotsam—which clatters and dissipates as if caught between long-lost AM bandwidths. This is music on its most deliberately abstruse, mussed up, and, somehow, vital. Faithful to their concept, Accuracy Instruments is available upon cassette from tomorrow via Vancouver’s 1080p tag, but we’ve got the exceptional premiere today.
Mind Dynamics’ Precision Tools is out on pro-dubbed cassette with free digital download upon December 3rd.