So for the most part the new El-P album/megamixxx sounds like you think it would – its a dense and cluttered dispatch from a dystopia populated entirely by brain stomping mechanical drums. Then at track 14 there’s a sharp left turn, and the suffocating claustrophobia suddenly gives way to an airy 3 minutes of proggy guitar and synth. And for a moment El-P comes kinda close to sounding like his acronym namesake.
This departure makes sense considering it’s credited to ‘Wilder Zoby ft. El-P’. Zoby is one of the co-founders of Chin Chin, and Contagious Snippet actually feels more in line with some of their work than it does with El-P’s. Regardless of who’s leading who on here, these two need to make more stuff like this asap.