As computer plug-ins become more assessable, allowing anyone with an awesome processor to mine thousands upon thousands of sounds, it's ironic that straightforward, four-on-the-floor club bangers have become so in fashion over the years. Winnipeg, MB born, Vancouver, BC bred musician/director/screenwriter Scottt Catolico blissfully marries the macro with the micro on debut LP Masssacre, incorporating the same kind of knob-twiddling, free-improvisational methods that allowed bands like Nurse With Wound and His Name is Alive to sound so heady and unsolved two decades back. From the dramatic pull of the colossal "Cassis" to the skeletal, un-rhythmic purr of "Why Does it Hurt," Massacre does an excellent job giving the listener an insight into Catolico's shadowy, urban-fried psyche. While most late-to-the-game electronic musicians are becoming obsessed with the breadth of their craft, Catolico breaks the OCD behind modern electronic music, giving it back a good dose of scope, personality and atmosphere.
Daniel Sylvester, Exclaim!
Like what you hear Jimmy?
How 'bout buying Mr. Catolico's his latest EP "Cahier Fenêtre" or his EP "The Control Remixes Vol. 1"?
Buy them both here on bandcamp!
or on iTunes by using this shortened link: bit.ly/zviy95
released 19 December 2008
Produced by Scottt Catolico and Juliet deGroot Recorded and Mixed by Scottt Catolico Fotos, Design and Mastered by Alfredo el Catolico at The Hospital All songs Written by Scottt Catolico except "Why does it hurt" (Alf Catolico, Jaie Sutton, Scott Kelly), "Cassis" (Alex Martinez/Catolico), "Circa" (Alex Martinez/Catolico), "Noitcafsitas" (Jagger/Richards, Vocals courtesty of PJ Harvey, Björk Guðmundsdóttir), "The Grater" (Vocals courtesy Chris Shaskin and James Bertalino of Cheyenne Express Couriers)