Mutant dance music — that’s a valid descriptor of the type of shit Eric Copeland has been making with the past couple of LPs he’s pumped out. His music takes a more ethereal and long-form approach to the fractured and spit-out form of his parent band and with repeated listens the results almost become danceable in a sort of sadomasochistic kind of way. He makes pop music in the same fashion that David Cronenberg makes Hollywood films: twisted and fucked beyond recognition.
For this next one, Copeland took shelter in a Copenhagen apartment for a few weeks and the final result of that Scandinavian retreat is Waco Taco Combo, his newest piece of wacked-out subterranean mindfuckness. As would seem appropriate for the location, the Copenhagen-based label Escho Records will be doing the album honors on May 5 with, like most of the dude’s releases, a smallish run of 500 LP copies. Go scope out a stream of the track “Krankendudel” over at Altered Zones that takes off where his 2010 LP Strange Days (TMT Review) left off and throws you right back into a Pole Position-like world where the fruit is just slightly too sour.
Waco Taco Combo tracklisting:
A1. Land of Foot
A5. Wao Taor Condos