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Dosh Wolves and Wishes

  • Words: Scott Thill
  • Label: Anticon
  • XLR8R Rating: 8/10

Martin Luther King Chavez Dosh (his real name) has mastered the art of hyperactive layering through a series of cerebral and catchy experimental-beat records, starting with his self-titled debut and continuing here, where his dense, twitchy sound keeps its momentum without succumbing to entropy. The jittery beats and guitar on “If You Want to, You Have to” seem like they last forever, but the song retains its urgency throughout. The breakbeat xylophones and metal solos of “Don’t Wait For the Needle to Drop” are so precise they dissolve into ambient chillage in about three minutes. Even hushed orchestral interludes like “First Impossible” metamorphose into clockwork rhythms that will have you staring into space and saying, “My God, it’s full of stars.”

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