If you've ever seen Brian DeGraw DJ then the makeup of Sum/One shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Mixing genres together into a seamless sonic soup that seems to drip from pop to noise with stops through world and abstract electronics as well, the album is a distillation of his approach to mixing others' music. Not the typical offering one expects when an artist has sequestered themselves upstate New York, the album is brimming with the kind of chaotic clatter that would typify the beating heart of the city. Augmenting the melee even further are vocal contributions from Gang Gang friends and contemporaries Alexis Taylor, Lovefoxxx, Lizzi Bougatsos and Douglas Armour who tend to pull DeGraw further into the folds of pop's embrace. The resulting album is dizzying, stretching and squelching and always pulsing with the kind of rainbow-refracted colors its cover would infer. DeGraw has mentioned that GGD have begun discussing new album proceedings after a break in 2013, but until then this gem will have to hold you over.


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