America - DOMINO
FILTER Grade: 85%
By Marty Sartini Garner on August 27, 2012
The Dan Deacon machine returns from Bromst-land (relatively) leaner, (relatively) focused and (absolutely) teeming with sound. Deacon is an expert not only of braiding together disparate rhythms, but of constructing them out of a thousand chipped-and-reassembled notes, whether digital or acoustic; his pointillist thumps splatter light like a disco ball hung in a mirrored room. But when he’s at the top of his powers, as he is on “True Thrush,” a deep, heartbreaking longing emerges from under the weight of all those shifting grains, like a lost first tooth found in a bag of rice.