Boomkat Product Review:
Black Dice bod returns to DFA with a playful solo LP of sample-splitting psychotomimetic grooves. Like an unhinged, PCP-huffing cousin of Smith 'N Hack, Copeland deranges plunderphonic globs into stomping, jerry-rigged and unstable structures, equal parts garage rock, wayward blues, disco, techno and avant-garde noise collage. Yet far from being a total mess, 'Joke In The Hole' is possibly his most "musical" effort to date, enriched with fragments of melodic hooks that give something to hold onto alongside the mental and physical attrition of his tessellating, bonky beats. For some folk it may be like simulating the worst ketamine trip you've ever had, and for others the best - but if you've got the mental energy to stick with it and dance to it, there's little else that goes like Copeland at his freakiest.