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Mylo - Destroy Rock and Roll
|Right about now we should be getting bored with Mylo, but rather he is just finally getting our collective attention for the first time. Myles MacInnes was originally studying for a PhD at the University of California in Los Angeles before retreating to his native Scotland to follow a calling to produce music. The result was the electronic dance music we are finally meeting.|
His album, Destroy Rock and Roll, dropped in Europe in 2004. Since then three of its singles have graced Top 20 charts about the continent. MacInnes has remixed tracks for the Scissor Sisters, the Killers, and Kylie Minogue and with Miami Sound Machine. So Mylo has clearly been around; why is interest in the States just now fully peaking?
Unfortunately, the album, originally released through MacIness’ co-owned Breastfed Recordings, is just now being released in the United States. And thus Americans are for the first time being exposed to the overwhelming simplicity that is the music of Mylo. The fact that the CD was mixed and produced in its entirety by MacIness in his bedroom on his own Apple computer is a testimony to its aforementioned simplicity. Vocal tracks are few and far between; most are just looped, undecipherable noises such as those on “Rikki” or simple sentence loops such as “motherfucker’s gonna choke under pressure” on the aptly titled “Drop the Pressure.” Much like the singing, beats are highly repetitive as well. Mylo finds a beat that can carry the listener throughout the whole of the song with a maximum interest level and does just that; he carries the listener through the song with that single beat and minimal manipulation.
The utter lack of diversity throughout the record and the outlandishly repetitive nature of each track somehow avoid presenting a hindrance to the enjoyment level of the full length. Only on the title track “Destroy Rock and Roll,” in which a seemingly endless list of famous and infamous musical artists alike is presented and repeated many times over, does the duplication ever give the listener the slightest hurdle to full satisfaction with the disc.
It seems that Myles MacIness is, in fact, not even a very skilled producer and mixer. His tracks all boast the most barren beats repeated countless times. Each is lacking in vocal work as well. It seems, however, that change is not always a good thing, or at least that it is not an essential piece of the prime disc. Rather, the record thrives on its straight-forward, driving approach to their brand of electronic dance music. It doesn’t take a musical genius with a music theory major to figure out Mylo; he is simple, accessible, and, most importantly, genuine. Who wouldn’t understand that?
07:30 AM on 03/06/06
based on the cover art I don´t think it should have gotten 9 points for artwork, should it?
10:37 AM on 03/06/06
had this album a while. very rarely does a dance act catch my attention, but mylo and lemon jelly are great examples. personally i really like it.
07:50 PM on 03/06/06
It looks like you gave it better numbers then what you said in the review.
As of recent, the reviews that the reviewer loved, I didn't like. And the reviews they thought were so-so, I loved.
So maybe this could be another one. We'll see.
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