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Mister Lies : Mowgli

The debut album from Chicago’s Nick Zanca AKA Mister Lies ticks a couple of common press release cliche boxes – shadowy, publicity-shy bedroom producer, recorded in a cabin in the woods – but the sounds contained within make it stand out from the crowd. Mowgli, out February 26 via Lefse Records, plays mix & match with electronic music sub-genres that are often found thrown together – twinkling Aphex Twin melodies and skipping Burial percussion (“Ashore”), rave synths and clattering drum ‘n’ bass rhythms (“Lupine“), R&B and squelchy electro (“Align”), roughneck dubstep and hazy ambience (“Hounded“) – but Zanca’s enthusiastic approach and ear for unusual hooks and textures ensure there’s plenty here that’s guaranteed to impress the “been there, heard that” blog kids; listen to “Dionysian” below.

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About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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