This is definitely an album worth getting. DP puts together the best aspects of Squarepusher trimmed down and Daft Punk funked up. It is signature work from the sountracker of Fez. If you liked Fez and wished it wasn't so dainty all the time, this album satisfies with space operatics and funk ovations. If Skrillex had a bit more composition chops and had worked longer at keyboard skills, this is what he'd sound like when writing for a small audience instead of a drunk crowd. Bam.
This is my second Disasterpeace, but I have been listening for 30 years. I'll tell you what's going on in this generation, because I have three kids about 16, 18, 19 years old. People in this generation are recognizing that not everything great is new, and not everything old has been perfected. And so they are a generation with the right attitude about retro. It's not about retro for kitsch sake, it's about making classic what was yesterday's new. This album, speaking with the Fez album in mind as well, creates what had yet to be created when the first synth pioneers blew our minds. If you can remember the work of Larry Fast and Walter Carlos and the synth playing in Queen, Mannheim Steamroller, Steve Miller and The Alan Parsons Project, you know that a revolution was afoot. But the more popular rockers who dabbled, especially during the New Wave, never quite achieved so much outside of the baselines. Disasterpeace composes that sweet choppy sequencer with melodic coherence and fury. When synthesizer licks were just licks approaching music we could groove on the break, but these are full songs. Songs to imagine space travel by. Songs to program computers by. Songs to turn off the sound and watch motorcycle racing by. They are engaging without being overwhelming. They are witty and sharp.