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Nick Forte Pasted Pakes

Nick Fort? of Kranky's Christmas Decorations makes his debut on Schematic with a recycling project of sorts, in which he subjects a number of his early computer music experiments to a radical bit of slice 'n' dice. The results are a mixed bag. The EP begins with a fairly straightforward and enjoyable song, a lurching bit of chopped-up funk called "Green Language," but subsequent tracks seem to lose cohesion, splintering and disintegrating into confusion. Apparently, Fort? took inspiration in spirit and structure from '80s punk like Wire and the Minutemen, but it's those groups' inexorable momentum and tight structure that are in short supply here. There are lots of fascinating sounds and textures to be sure; yet somehow it rarely comes together.

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