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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mi Ami Learns to Love the Sampler. This Is a Good Thing.

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:10 PM

click to enlarge Mi Ami as a two-piece
  • Mi Ami as a two-piece

Following the departure of bassist Jacob Long, the evolution of Mi Ami's sound has been an ongoing process. The once three-piece S.F. noise-rock outfit used to blowout eardrums with huge, distorted bass. But now a two-man crew, the band decided to embrace more of an electronic/sampled aesthetic, which they'll unveil with their latest 12" release, Dolphins, on Thrill Jockey.

I'm sure some of you will be a little pissed that the band is heading in a totally different direction, but I'm actually more excited to hear what they offer up now than before. Think Animal Collective or Gang Gang Dance, but darker, and with vintage samplers and drum machines. It's no secret these guys love tribal/ethnic drums. Now they can play around with the source material directly. And I don't care what anyone says, synthesized basslines and sampled kickdrums are better than their instrument counterparts, hands down.

Thrill Jockey uses words like "Italo," "dystopian," and "slaughtered dolphins," all of which scream awesome to me. I'm not sure about you, but I'll be on the lookout for this when it drops on March 15.

Tracklist For Dolphins:

01. Hard Up

02. Dolphins

03. Sunrise

04. Echo

[via Tiny Mix Tapes]

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