Juice B Crypts [Clear Vinyl] (LP)


Battles

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Amoeba Review

Electronica-infused math rock cyborgs Battles have been stripped down to just a duo of Ian Williams and John Stainer, but their relentless sonic ambition remains fully intact. Juice B Crypts is the newest in a proud lineage of enigmatically named efforts from the group, and though its rhythms remain herky-jerky and its electronics warped, as is Battles tradition, it may also be their most upbeat album yet. “Fort Greene Park” is a glitchy take on ‘00s post rock, its optimistic crescendos fractured into a million tiny pieces. “Titanium 2 Step,” which features Sal Principato of legendary dance punks Liquid Liquid, might be the funkiest jam that Battles have ever recorded; sort of sounding like a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song somehow crossed with DEVO and strong psychedelics. Less ominous than their previous work, Juice B Crypts is a wonderfully fun album that finds a spark of joy in the cold, mechanical future.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ambulance
Battles 04:20
2.
A Loop So Nice...
Battles 02:14
3.
They Played It Twice
Battles , Xenia Rubinos 03:09


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Sugar Foot
Battles , Jon Anderson , Prairie WWWW 05:18
2.
Fort Greene Park
Battles 05:45


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Titanium 2 Step
Battles , Sal Principato 03:26
2.
Hiro 3
Battles 01:08
3.
Izm
Battles , Shabazz Palaces 03:36


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Juice B Crypts
Battles 03:56
2.
Last Supper On Shasta Pt. 1
Battles , Tune-Yards 07:47

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