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Lost Shape

by DzM

Odradek 03:08
Nicotine 04:18


Beijing-based producer DzM operates over fifteen years of genre-blinding beat machinations to deliver Lost Shape, the inaugural EP from 87FEI87 Records. Opening the EP is “Odradek,” which, true to its Kafkian etymology, offers a gaping peek into madness: skittering, insectile percussion and screeching, paranoiac streams of melody smirk shamelessly as they gradually disassemble and reassemble your body parts into a broken, twitching marionette. “Nicotine” similarly mocks your autonomy, blasting crystalline pellets of cancerous alkaloids into your bloodstream and slamming these through your heart with unforgivingly sinister kick drums. “Mr. Purpentine” at first announces itself as your only true friend, sweetly easing into your thoughts with a sugar-coated four-four and melodically innocuous vocal chops—but sawtooths and snares soon force all this sunshine to submit to anguish, and you are subject once again to DzM’s cybernetic domination. “Crunch Electrics” might be the masochist’s favorite, folding osmium-dense piles of glitch around your brain while smothering your entrails in thick, heaving swathes of sub-bass. As with the rest of the EP, you can’t tell if it is your biology that has been violated, or your psychology. However, when under the direction of a proper club system, violation never felt better.

A1 “Odradek” (3:08)
A2 “Crunch Electrics” (2:36)
B1 “Nicotine” (4:19)
B2 “Mr. Purpentine” (4:05)



released April 20, 2013

All tracks by DzM (www.soundcloud.com/dzm-beijing)
Mixing by Jordan Thomas Mitchell (www.soundcloud.com/jordanthomasmitchell)
Mastering: Doshy (www.soundcloud.com/doshy)


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