Taking Things Apart
Every day, your ears are flooded with sound. Every day, you're inundated with people, cars, birds, buildings, media; they all send their unique vibrations through the air toward you, even in the quietest moments. You couldn't possibly process it all, you'd be overwhelmed, unable to concentrate. And so you unconsciously ignore those sounds, and instead cover over them with synthetic, studio-controlled sound in the form of music. But what if those unconscious sounds became the music? 'Taking Things Apart' is an album built completely out of those insignificant sounds of life. From a ride on a subway to the lighting of matches, Decomposure condenses those lost moments in sound and brings them to the foreground. From one or two raw sound sources, he constructs unrelenting percussion and sonic textures that sound kind of familiar, but somehow new. It's an accessible, wide-eyed exploration of the imperfect world of sound, listening to life, media, politics, and music itself in a wholly different way. 'Taking Things Apart' finds a high-energy balance between thoughtful, playful and danceable. In fact, let's just come right out and say it: it's the best album of all time. It's also non-fattening. And it prevents heartburn and relieves gas pain. And it saved a busload of young children from being eaten by sharks. And turns oxygen into gold.