How did Black Dice never think to call one of their songs "Blissters"? It's the perfect word to conjure bursts of extended ecstatic noise—repetitive harshness becoming comfortable over time. But this track by Holy Other—who are from Berlin—is closer to the soft, warm thump of minimal techno. It's abstract enough that you can do your own "this sounds like..." adventure, but there's also enough to grab onto that we're like, who are you and could you please be a little less mysterious so we can congratulate you for making this song.
April 12, 2010