Mukqs - "起き上がり"
(Doom Trip Records)
Mukqs, aka Maxwell Allison - one half of the depraved geniuses behind mind-altering Chicago tape label Hausu Mountain, has released his latest chaotic masterpiece, 起き上がり, on Doom Trip Records.
Prepare for a variety show filled with hard synth loops, plundered video game soundtracks and ambient soundscapes filled with strange, geometric ear puzzels from parallel dimensions.
What is the plot of this twisted story? As the amazing cover art alludes, this tape is an anime dreamscape, where a bright, young hero drives an impossibly futuristic car from an oversanitized high school to an apocalyptic boss battle in the heart of the city, and is aided in ridding the world of some villianous power with the help of some unlikely allies.
Amid the pulsating beats, charge through tunnels of icy smooth synths worthy of the most spiky haircuts and pointed chins. Prepare your sarcastic, quick-witted, and yet unlikely champion for a battle royale where the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Beware, there may be all manner of zombies. It may even be crucial to summon the most frightening monsters to help overcome the enemy, but overcome it you must.
All the while, retain a sense of timeless style. Even after the world is saved, math class awaits.