Damn Robot! – Derp
Damn Robot!’s “Derp” is a bright, bold and beautiful work. With post-rock leanings, it has a flexibility that feels reminiscent of Mogwai’s early work. A sense of optimism permeates the collection. Fully realized the song’s drift by in an iridescent display of colors. Over the course of “Derp” Damn Robot! creates a wordless narrative of sorts. By navigating vast seas of sound Damn Robot! presents a kaleidoscopic array of sounds. Effortlessly bringing samples into a mix of classical, rock, with shades of ambient the collection comes straight from the heart.
“Fusion Chamberlain” opens the collection on a light, airy note. Rather joyful in nature the song’s soothing nature works wonders. Vocals weave themselves in and out of the mix. Restraint is the rule of law throughout the piece as it feels nearly meditative in scope. Offering a quieter approach at first is “There’s That Word Again”. Dramatic at first the song has a classical bent to it. Structures are built up ever so joyously. Playful in tone the song’s dexterity creates a spacious, cinematic sound. However, it is the latter half where Damn Robot! truly lets it all out, with a blast of distortion that feels so deeply satisfying, revealing what the song’s true purpose had been all along. It is easily the highlight of the collection. Serving as a middle ground between the two pieces is the collection closer “It’s Not Finished, It’s Finished” whose loose approach brings things to a compelling conclusion.
With a truly unique style, Damn Robot!’s “Derp” is simply stunning.