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Ground-shattering beats make DJ’s album worth “feeding”

Released by the all-mighty
Deadmau5’s label, Mau5trap, the
11-track Feed Me’s Big Adventure gets
nastier than Paul Reubens in a Sarasota porn theater. Don’t worry, this is a
good thing. Hailing from Hertfordshire, England, Jon Gooch, also known as Spor
and now Feed Me, has brought headphone abusing drums and subwoofer threatening
bass along with him into his debut electro house/dub step album. The drums are
relentless throughout and although they might blow out under qualified systems,
it is worth the investment to upgrade in order to enjoy this display of
electronic genius.

On “Grand Theft Ecstasy” the
listener is speeding down the streets of Liberty City on a violently vibrating
Suzuki Hayabusa at max speed while colliding with perfect timing into robotic
hookers as they scream out melodically to finally explode into an eargasm of
remorseful and elegant bass-laden strings. In one moment everything goes silent
except the sound of a mango and a small animal simultaneously being chomped
into in perfect clarity– something’s getting fed.

 “Cloudburn” features a back and forth between our ravenous
monster of a DJ and Tasha Baxter who sings “Never seen the sky, you live in a
void/ Never go outside, ’cause your paranoid.” It’s a romantic halftime in this
masterpiece of an LP where the listener can try to imagine the solitude of a
genius producer and how those close to him call out for his attention as he
obsessively manufactures fearlessly innovative and addictive aural doses.


 Nearing the end of this adventure, “The Spell” climaxes with
manic abandon as aggressive noise is thrown at the listener from all angles and
the bass line balances on the edge of digestible distortion. Feed Me pushes the
limits throughout and the listener is rewarded by the complexity of the arrangements
only possible through enthusiastic dedication and with unshakeable confidence.

Whatever needs to be fed and why is
irrelevant. Keep feeding it because it’s producing some ground-shattering

5/5 stars

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