DMVU’s single “Chemicals” is now back for another round, this time featuring on a seven-track EP. Out today through Liquid Stranger’s WAKAAN, this is an in-depth exploration of bass, bursting with creativity. He explains: “When I was writing these tracks, I had been in a creative rut for a while. I had just got off a tour with Dirt Monkey and kind of felt like all my energy had been depleted. I knew I wanted to write something heavy and glitchy but I just wasn’t really able to get into the swing of things.
One day I just kind of started sampling obscure things, like fax machines, telephones, dolphins (lol) and doing a lot of crazy processing on all of it. All of a sudden I had an amalgamation of sounds that just seemed kind of over-the-top. After some fine-tuning I started putting them over these really slow drums I had been making and low and behold, the “Chemicals” EP came into fruition. I got to test them all on the tour I did after that and people were very receptive. I’m glad some distorted 808s and seal noises get the kids as hype as I get.”
You can hear crazy bass, twisted melodies and gnarly builds on this collection, and we especially love “Digitoxin” and “Computer Beats.”