Do you ever get that feeling you’re stuck in an elevator and Lost In Translation is being projected onto every wall, and after hours of sensory overload you reach your floor only to realize that the doors won’t open until you karaoke “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love And Understanding” in at least ten different languages in under ten minutes? Me too.
This is the side project of Bandung, Indonesia-based musician Fahmi Mursyid and I think he knows what I mean when I talk about the Lost In Translation sensory overload.
The name Elijah Paul Crampton might carry some clout in certain underbellies of the electronic world, but chances are good you won’t recognize it. What you will recognize are the found noises, Drake hits, commercials and elements of Latin American music like huayño and cumbia sampled in his tracks.
Lord Squid is very committed to the squid persona, with squid track names and squid album art, so I can’t tell you much about him. What I can tell you is that his artificial chiptune beats will remind you of that teddy bear you used to have that played cruddy lullabies when you squeezed it. The one you couldn’t fall asleep without.
WFMU knows who Ryan Jewell is, but WFMU also knows like, some dude who’s never even heard of the internet who makes music in his basement using only his left thumb and a socket wrench and the only way you can hear it is if you happen to be in his basement at the time because he records nothing.
Nth Wheel is a Melbourne-based band that puts out vaguely violent, head-hammering sounds of distortion and dissonance with a little flair for the unexpected.