January 11, 2011

Virtual Boy, the latest off the Alpha Pup assembly line, drops the first taste from their forthcoming Symphony No, None.  The record drops February 1, and a full-fledged review will come later. In the interim, there is “Mass,” the haunting liturgy that transcends the trademark Low End sound. Violins and organs swell and crash, proceeded by the prototypical Year 3000 synths and volcanic snares.  Virtual Boy’s ear for melody and sense of songcraft sets them apart — this is church music for androids or Andrew Lloyd Webber made palatable for underground ears. Either way, this is one of the best bass tracks I’ve heard in months.

Virtual Boy: Mass by ALPHA PUP

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