Boomkat Product Review:
Baltimore's Dan Deacon has earned himself quite a reputation as a unique performer in the field of electronic music. His showmanship has earned him legendary status, no mean feat in a world of desk-bound laptop craftsmen and furtive knob manoeuvring. Uncommonly for a composer of such high grade party music, Deacon is a classically trained composer with an MA in electro-acoustic composition. Thankfully, he checks his qualifications at the door for 'Wooody Woodpecker' (sic), which refreshingly turns out to be a rather literal title - the track is comprised largely of the aforementioned cartoon character's distinctive laugh looped to the point of derangement. Some of the material here is of the DAT Politics ilk, marrying ultra crispy digital aesthetics with nutty pop melodies, but at its most considered (as on 'Big Milk' and 'Pink Batman') the fun's still there but the tongue-in-cheek mangled vocals (check the Pinky & Perky-meets-Jeff Lynn madness of 'The Crystal Cat' for details) and energetic beats are dispensed with for more considered production work. Cool wares.