Embarker S​/​T LP

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    "The frenetic stop-and-go nature of Michael Barker's first full-length album finds influence in the drum ‘n' bass/drill ‘n' bass methodology of IDM'ers like Squarepusher and Aphex Twin. Leaning towards the harsher ends of the noise spectrum, it emanates a sweaty air of the dance floor, fed through a hyperactive postmodern wrecking machine. It seems reasonable that Barker, with his unrelenting barrage of violently spazzing consumer electronics and harried array of circuits gone wild, might successfully spearhead a whole new genre dubbed “plutonium powered jack hammer ‘n' bass“ if he so chose to. Embarker isn't just all high-octane, energy drink-fueled pummel. He undoubtedly mixes it up, often letting space into the mix and allowing sounds to pulse, wheeze, cough, and sputter. When he allots time to brood, the effects are as worthwhile as the stench of burned rubber seaming off the vinyl (think Wolf Eyes buildup, with its throbbing bass and malaise vocals). “Resident Beardo” throws more elements into the wretched stew, revolving around the leitmotif of a circuit-bent loop, while “Bring Me the Head of JM” is a vitriolic condemnation of cut-up power electronics that takes unrepentantly from the book of William Bennett. Closer “Elizabeth City,” with its backwards synths, washes of digital noise, and intermittent throb, showcases Barker's more cosmic longings. The fact that he allows the album to breathe and gestate in lieu of digital histrionics and electroshock flow prevents the album from becoming too monochromatic, making it an extremely solid noise debut." - Tiny Mix Tapes

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released October 17, 2007

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Embarker Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

EMBARKER is the project of Michael Roy Barker.

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