'The Swarm' is a rare release that I bought in CD format, because the cover art was so visually exquisite, so erection forcing that I had to have it on my shelf to gaze at when I think of manly things like ultra-violence and pronouncing words incorrectly. To me, 'The Swarm' is basically an incredible E.P. I could compare it to a threesome but those get old after one person has finished early and the other two are awkwardly going at it while I watch TV on the wet patch, no 'The Swarm' is so mind blowing that the only way to make it more addictive is to convert the MP3's into pure heroin.
For those unfamiliar with DYM they have released an album a few years ago called 'The Invilid', and done several remixes, one of them being a remix for Grendel that itself was so good it made me blow my load early during my first threesome. DYM extensively use glitching in their music. Vocals, synthesisers, drums its all sliced and diced to hell and every time it rubs me so well I almost glitch out and go mad with lust. Everything is carefully crafted and concisely planned and it sounds so amazing I have to think of old people so I don't snap my laptop in half with my own serpent.
You have to understand this is basically what dark electronic music needs. Something similar presented a new way, the vocals are dark and slightly distorted but chopped and screwed in such a way they sound much more compelling and innovative. The instrumentals are all above standard electronic affairs but with the sheer quality and polish of the tracks just leaves me craving more and more. The version I have comes with a seven minute version of the title track, which is a fantastic voyage, although I feel its a bit too long for some.
My only possible criticism for this pulse raising extravaganza is that their entire previous album has been remixed and put on 'The Swarm'. And while this is a good thing it doesn't feel proper to me, like the tassels on a stripper's cleavage, more of an extension then actually contributing. While it is a good thing to have more then six tracks on the E.P, it just feels out of place to have this incredible experience and quality, only to have more bonus tracks then actual tracks as well. Some of the remixes are gems its still something I don't quite really like.
In the end I can only say so much in a small window of opportunity I have to critique this release, and if my wedding proposal towards this band hasn't been enough to persuade you to go snatch this up I will say this. You can either buy this E.P or miss out on something beautiful.
Pros: Hard beats, powerful vocals, amazing quality.
Cons: Not too sure of the whole previous release remixes included.
Should I (The Reader) Purchase This: YES. YES!
08 May 2011
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