Bellicose Pacific encompasses several pieces taken from the first two emotionaljoystick EP 12"s, along with several previously unheard pieces. Highly influenced by, but stylistically unique to artists like Squarepusher, Aphex-Twin, and/or Muziq, the emotionaljoystick has always incorporated musical structure into his compositions, and even in his noisiest tracks manages to work in some sort of melody or chord structure. On his latest E.P., the tracks tend to consist of frenetic breaks and flowing melodies with string-filled chords and strong arrangements. At times harsh, and at times beautiful (and many times both) he tries to push the envelope of what is and isn't organic vs. electronic music. The newest tracks 'Majik Johnson' and 'Tonight is a Lie' both feature live Fender Rhodes performances; showcasing the Emotionaljoystick's outstanding musicianship coupled with incredibly intricate rhythmic structures,
in stock | US| 2003| ZOD | 12.90

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