Otto Von Schirach: Chopped Zombie Fungus
This collection of three EPs attempts to be humorous. Unfortunately, these simple tracks (several with shouted vocals declaring “IDM!”) come across as junvenile. Schirach’s parody of Miami bass sounds like a fifth grader reciting newly learned sex slang over pounding beats and DSP tom-foolery. There aren’t many melodies on this album. Or new ideas. Schirach is one of a handful of artists attempting to infuse electronic music with punk attitude. Certainly he means well, but to my ears this is a failed experiment.