Former Yellow Swans member Pete Swanson harnesses crystalline polyrhythms toward militant ends in "Misery Beat," a brash house music monster from his new Type Records LP, Man With Potential. The abusive four-on-the-floor sneaks in under the ripple of radar blips, framing synth peels that sound much more euphoric than pained. In the Megazord-cut clip above, laser beams and strobes set the groundwork for dancefloor madness. Only when the smoke clears from the test pattern is it clear that "Misery Beat" offers stern warnings on the hypnosis of sound and light. The NYPD would be wise to blast this on LRAD. -- Dale W. Eisinger, Altered Zones

Man With Potential is out now on Type Records

Tags: pete swanson, video

Posted by alteredzones on 11/18/2011 at noon.

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