Speed Dealer Moms were a short-lived electronic music trio consisting of John Frusciante, Aaron Funk of Venetian Snares fame, and Chris McDonald of the Alison Project. It’s all fairly straightforward, no frills, no actual instrumentation. The EP is a solid seventeen minutes of computer programmed, breakcore inspired, electronic bleeping, blooping and zipping.
It’s clear that each musician is working on equal footing with one another, as this release lacks the signature styles of all three musicians, including Funk’s more erratic, sample driven form of breakcore, Frusciante’s guitar playing and acid house influence that would show up on his later electronic focused records, and the moody ambient atmosphere of McDonald’s Alison Project.
Speed Dealer Moms seems like a project, that had they released more of their recorded material or played a few live shows, could have added something simple, yet also complex and worthwhile to the massive underground electronic music scene. This is music that any electronic aficionado would likely enjoy, as well as fans of either three musicians, especially Venetian Snares and Frusciante's most recent releases. The only real drawback with this EP is that there just isn’t enough content to satiate my need for more of the Moms tunes.
If I had to pick one track over the other, I'd probably choose the second, March Four, if only because it's more driven by a structured melody, rather than the streamlined chaos that is the first track.
I've only spun this around a dozen times myself, but it's been really cool to go back and listen to it after hearing how Frusciante has progressed into this territory of music, especially after listening to his new EP.
Yeah, VS has a fucking huge discog with varying quality. Some of it's really fucking good, while some of it, especially his more recent material, isn't so great. There's a good bit of variety in his discog as well, some of his albums being more influenced by classical or glitch while retaining his signature breakcore style.
Songs About My Cats is definitely one of his better albums, it's a really great glitch album. Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett and Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding are probably his best albums, and there are a few others worth checking out.