Download This: Marijuana Deathsquads
What started out as an improvised electro-noise combo in the vein of Holy Fuck, has simmered down a little on the group’s new free mixtape Tamper, Disable, Destroy.It’s still pretty noisy at times and can get pretty strange, but with some hip-hop flavor throughout, it is a little bit more listenable.
The brainchild of Doomtree’s P.O.S., super producer Ryan Olson (of Gayngs fame), video director Isaac Gale and Polica drummer Ben Ivascu, MDS is less a band and more of a huge collaborative effort with all kinds of musical minds all over the Minneapolis area.
The result is a strange hodgepodge of styles and sounds. Opening with a straightforward rap track on “We Do This,” then hittin’ a hazy low-key cruiser with “Top Down” featuring the centerpiece of Channy Leaneagh and rhymes by Astronautalis. This is followed by the screeching instrumental of “MGatP” and the all-out weirdness of “Same Pizza.”
The album closes with two expansive tracks in “Ladders and Shoots” and the title track.
It’s an odd mix of noise, electronica and hip-hop that might be a little out there for some listeners, but it is definitely interesting. Worth a little extra room on your hard drive for sure. Especially if you dig the Minneapolis music scene.