Archie Bronson Outfit
Coconut - Domino
FILTER Grade: 82%
By Bernardo Rondeau on March 19, 2010
The tautly angular, bristly tunes on Archie Bronson Outfit’s breakout Derdang, Derdang were carried along by syncopated, albeit jerky, rhythms. On Coconut, the group softens the sharp edges and buffers the beats; the end result is like going from high contrast black-and-white to eye-popping Technicolor. Vocals are no longer sung in desperate, vein-straining gasps, but now exist as FX-drenched dollops of melody. Opener “Magnetic Warrior” splits the difference between the churn of raw jangle and effervescent grooves, while “Chunk” is a convincing slab of Eno-warped Talking Heads mutant-pop.