Battles - La Di Da Di
Review: 5 - "A masterpiece of literature" by , written on May 4, 20020
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Battles - La Di Da Di

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    Battles, the NYC art rock group, have been around since 2002 and they've also featured on Warp's catalogue for over ten years. The trio are back with a new album on the London imprint, twelve tracks of stoner jams coated in a fine layer of electronic oddity. Much like their previous releases, Battles are minimal on the vocals, preferring instead to speak through their guiatrs, drums and synthesizers; our selections from the LP have to be "Summer Simmer" for its driving groove and almost Bollywood chimes, the slow electronic waves of "Cacio E Pepe", "Dot Com's" percussive energy, and the jazzy influences of the sublime "Tricentennial". Pure class that should not be slept on.

    Gatefold 2LP + Poster

    Side 1
    1. "The Yabba" (6:49)
    2. "Dot Net" (2:58)
    3. "FF Bada" (4:25)
    Side 2
    1. "Summer Simmer" (5:49)
    2. "Cacio E Pepe" (2:38)
    3. "Non-Violence" (3:42)
    Side 3
    1. "Dot Com" (4:19)
    2. "Tyne Wear" (1:50)
    3. "Tricentennial" (2:59)
    Side 4
    1. "Megatouch" (5:22)
    2. "Flora > Fauna" (1:36)
    3. "Luu Lee" (6:42)

    Battles, the NYC art rock group, have been around since 2002 and they've also featured on Warp's catalogue for over ten years. The trio are back with a new album on the London imprint, twelve tracks of stoner jams coated in a fine layer of electronic oddity. Much like their previous releases, Battles are minimal on the vocals, preferring instead to speak through their guiatrs, drums and synthesizers; our selections from the LP have to be "Summer Simmer" for its driving groove and almost Bollywood chimes, the slow electronic waves of "Cacio E Pepe", "Dot Com's" percussive energy, and the jazzy influences of the sublime "Tricentennial". Pure class that should not be slept on.

    Gatefold 2LP + Poster

    Side 1
    1. "The Yabba" (6:49)
    2. "Dot Net" (2:58)
    3. "FF Bada" (4:25)
    Side 2
    1. "Summer Simmer" (5:49)
    2. "Cacio E Pepe" (2:38)
    3. "Non-Violence" (3:42)
    Side 3
    1. "Dot Com" (4:19)
    2. "Tyne Wear" (1:50)
    3. "Tricentennial" (2:59)
    Side 4
    1. "Megatouch" (5:22)
    2. "Flora > Fauna" (1:36)
    3. "Luu Lee" (6:42)