I got to see CYBERBULLY a few weeks ago at Deep Thoughts and was inspired by the vicious and throbbing set to seek out their incredible and inspiring release from September, “summer of flies”. This record has me reeling because of its exciting approach to take varying and disparate musical references and digitally stitch them all together in a playful, grotesque way. This is really freaked out and necessarily noisy music that flips between blocks of ear-shattering pink noise to electronically smelted and demolished hip hop beats. It is both frantic and focused. Nearly everything here has a sheen of white hot distortion – an effect that cranks up both the volume and sense of danger… as if everything is about to boil over. Be cautious, these drums will whack you.
“summer of flies” is a highly detailed galaxy of different moods, grooves, and forward-thinking ideas about textures and computer production. Check it out below.