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Diagram of Suburban Chaos :: Status Negatvies Review

Feature Magazine (SD)

Diagram of Suburban Chaos' latest offering can easily be seen, or heard, as being influenced by Autechre, Funkstorung, or any number of today's laptop music makers. Far too often electronic music albums fall mercilessly to the over-scrutinizing eye of a reviewer bent on comparing the album with everything that preceded it. Comparisons are inevitable, but to say that the songs on Status Negatives are simply rip-offs of a borrowed sound would be grossly unfair.

Throughout the album D.o.S.C. thoughtfully crafts tonal progressions and skeletal rhythms, which simultaneously evoke space, place, and the movement of time. Some tracks resemble songs while others are more akin to the experience of a sound, or the sound of an experience (perhaps the actualization of the sound a place makes - that place could be in your head, your heart, or the space in which you find yourself). Songs such as cryhsat, fn-tonal, hollow, and p-fect create a beautiful passage of time, an experience in sound where drifting tones become entwined with stark rhythmic fissures resulting in a sonic collage of subtle melodies and dynamic grooves.

-Ariel Deva Deleon and Scott Caligure