Boom Bip Blue Eyed in the Red Room
- Words: Jesse Serwer
- Label: Lex
Although he comes to the electronic music production game from the hip-hop DJ world, the second LP from Cincinnati‘s Brian Hollon has more "bip" than "boom" going on. Layered with organic instrumentation, his glitchy instrumentals are at various times evocative of Prefuse 73, Four Tet, and Chicago post-rock. But what‘s distinctive about Blue Eyed In The Red Room is just how unexpectedly accessible it sounds; each track appears somewhat conducive to mass consumption. "The Move" almost sounds like Robert Smith should be singing over it; Super Furry Animals vocalist Gruff Rhys stops by on "Dos and Don‘ts" to help create some multi-layered Brian Wilson-esque harmonies. Blue Eyed‘s unexpected moments are its best ones.
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