In 2013, noise music’s move to the dance floor became a well known phenomenon. It seems logical, then, that 2014 should have seen this move’s further articulation by its primary practitioners. Well, we got plenty of that: an incredibly solid album from Profligate, Container‘s best work yet, and a major head trip from Ital all populated the vast underground releases of 2014. Thankfully Diagonal has seen fit to get one last EP by Cleveland based James Donadio, as Prostitutes.
This isn’t the first time Diagonal label-head Powell has seen fit to release a record by Donadio, but, judging from the lead track, it is the best. “Crawl In From Broadway” is a classic dark wave synth creeper. Its moody throb is paired with a motorik urgency that operates at an undertakers pace, managing to achieve maximum dark vibes. “Crawl” is taken from the EP Ecstasy, Crashing Beats, and Fantasy, available here.