I have a feeling that this is the album deadmau5 has wanted to create his entire career, but never had the balls to make. It's a double album with almost two and a half hours of dark, glitchy, beautiful, and introspective tracks that flow together seemlessly. There isn't a single club banger, and no songs whatsoever that 17 year old girls on molly can sing along to. There is also some serious fucking Trent Reznor worship happening throughout the entire thing, complete with classic NIN sounding pianos and even a How to Destroy Angels and NIN remix on each disc. Just in case the listener needed any more of a reminder of where Joel got the inspiration for this album. Despite that, there is still plenty of the patented deadmau5 sound on it. Most of which takes me back to the earliest songs I ever heard from him. I'm absolutely stoked to hear him finally making music for himself again, because that's always been where he's put out his best work.
deadmau5 - While (1 < 2) Ghosts of Paraguay - Ember He's My Brother She's My Sister - Nobody Dances in This Town Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun Milky Chance - Sadnecessary Miniature Tigers - Cruel Runnings Rancid - ...and Out Come the Wolves The Orwells - Disgraceland
I got way too fucking drunk this Sasquatch to remember most of the sets I was at, but good god damn were MIA and Rodriguez a couple of the best festival sets I can ever recall seeing, and I didn't even plan on watching either of them. To be fair, my hippo dance partner might have had a lot to do with my love for Rodriguez.