Sunday, May 17, 2009

Diamond Watch Wrists

Add Date: May 19

Artist: Diamond Watch Wrists

Album: Ice Capped at Both Ends

Label: Warp

Genre: Defies classification

Comments: Diamond Watch Wrist is the duo comprised of Scott Herren (aka Prefuse 73) and drummer Zach Hill. Together they make something that is very difficult to describe. While similar in some surface ways to to the feel of something like Black Moth Super Rainbow, DWW has some other weird elements thrown in the mix. While Herren has described the songs on Ice Capped at Both Ends as being "simple songs about everyday things," the complexity of the music makes it seem like they must be about something more. Alternating between brooding and uplifting, DWW creates electro-acoustic music that is murky and atmospheric.

Maybe something like Yeasayer, Animal Collective, Black Moth Super Rainbow, or Prefuse 73. Listen to "Dot Org Green Consumer."

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