Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Put Coltrane In Motion

Coltrane Motion might seem like some John Coltrane revival or tribute, but alas, it is not. Coltrane Motion instead is a duo who specialize in something that sounds like a shoegazing geek lost in the middle of a James Murphy DJ set. It other words it's a wall of sound with repetitive beats.

The band themselves describe what they've done as making a dance record that sounds like what they dance to: girl groups and big beat and fuzzed-out indiepop. They wanted to make a shoegazing laptop record out of drum breaks, drone and broken synthesizers and then call it rock n roll.

They've done a good job at it as these guys create super danceable grooves with a strong sense of melody and more pedal usage than a car. It's fantastic stuff that unites two distinct camps in a way that Curve used to all the time.

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