Battles continue to find the perfect balance of psych, math and leftfield electronic. I haven't had a chance to hear the whole record yet but the lead off single "Atlas" definitely takes a step forward from their last slew of releases. "Atlas" picks up the rhythmic gauntlet that "Tras" threw down. The track is a frightening death march of drums and squirrelly high pitched vocals that all culminate in a ferocious breakdown of mathematically ravaged guitar at the bridge. The Atlas 12" is out April 3rd and the new album Mirrored is out in early May. Both are being released via Warp.

The video for the song is a great visual accompaniment. You can find a higher res version of it HERE

[MP3] Battles -Atlas
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posted by dissensous at 5:43:00 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF? This is completely insane. Like Kanye West producing glam rock. I had high hopes for this, but am just really really confused now.

8:06 AM  
Blogger thisisanartthreat said...

Gracias. I'm loving this tune.

11:58 PM  

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