Boomkat Product Review:
Expanding upon his EP of the same name, Eric Copeland's Alien In A Garbage Dump finds the Black Dice founder exploring an alternate side to his loop-based electronic psychedelia. Sonically this makes for an ideal companion piece to Black Dice's wild and brilliant Repo album, but here there's a slightly more wayward sensibility that situates the music is an unruly universe full of Ariel Pink-style pop fragments and noodling rabbit-hole plunges. For all its uncompromising, willfully disorientating qualities, this record occasionally makes a great deal of sense. The disfigured cut-and-paste hooks of 'Everybody's Libido' and 'Auto Dimmer's galloping, stammering synth-funk both offer a fun ride, even if there's a danger of losing your lunch within their queasier moments. Similarly, 'Alien In A Garbage Dump' is itself an awful lot of fun once you invest the time to trawl the full seven-plus minutes - in a parallel dimension this brain-bending barrage could be a bit of a dancefloor anthem.