Wod is the project of Chicago's Tod Miner, who debuted with the album
No Peace Without The Beat (21st Circuitry, 1998). Miner's techno is
a highly original combustion of robotic beats, wild drumming, electronic
noises and forceful staccatos, with little or no interest in melody.
The techno-industrial locomotive of Energy is the most straightforward
composition. Butterfly employs african drumming;
Maryjane sets a menacing drone and terrifying distortions to a
Welcome To The Nexus borrows the guitar reverb of psychedelic funk.
The cosmic swirls of Submission recall Daevid Allen's Gong
The pumping, roaring 303 Thunder is pierced by continuous electric
You Can't Believe The Size Of It throws a distorted guitar and a string
section on the dancefloor.
In terms of exploration of rhythm, this album is one of the most adventurous
of its generation.
Too bad that the vocals often slow down, and water down, the music.
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