Black Dirty
Dirty Water


4.0
excellent

Review

by Azn. USER (37 Reviews)
December 31st, 2013 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A puddle of dirty water can be deceptively unworthy of notice.

"We like to play with each other in our basement," the little blurb on Black Dirty's tame Bandcamp page touts. While the sexual innuendo is obvious, it nonetheless succeeds in conjuring up the image of several young but talented musicians playing their hearts out to a nonexistent audience in a dark and perhaps dirty sublevel room. It's music for the sake of good music, and their existence signifies an incorrigible truth; there are plenty of talented musicians out there playing really fun music, but lots of it remains buried in obscurity.

Black Dirty is a four piece math rock band of the same ilk as loads of talented but relative unknowns that choose to freely give out their music on websites such as Bandcamp just so people can even hear them. Introspective vocals float over intricate and twinkly instrumentals, with slight tinges of emo and dreamy pop. It's a very soft and nostalgic sound that can be described as unassuming, as it panders to a surprisingly wide array of tastes while still remaining very musically proficient in of itself. While plenty of math rock can occasionally delve into the no-man's-land of pretentiousness, it would be a stretch for even a diehard skeptic to accuse Black Dirty of treading such unnecessarily murky waters. For behind every complicated intertwining guitar passage, every off-kilter percussion section, or every mesmerizingly sung line, there are hooks aplenty that are purposed to engage listeners and promote head bobbing. The end result is seen in the form of their very short Dirty Water EP, in which accessibility and technicality collide; very much so like the fusion of the giant squid and the whale on the cover, two entities at odds with each other have found a quirky sort of reconciliation in math pop.



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Azn.
December 31st 2013


5632 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://blackdirty.bandcamp.com/



goddamnit why can't good things be more popular

Azn.
December 31st 2013


5632 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

also for anyone who doesn't fully get the cover, there's a giant display of a giant squid battling a

whale in a Chinese aquarium; the two species have a known predator-prey relationship

Brostep
Emeritus
December 31st 2013


4314 Comments


fuckin great ep

Cygnatti
December 31st 2013


32236 Comments


azn niqqa, jam dis will ya? http://1989music.bandcamp.com/

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Calc
Contributing Reviewer
December 31st 2013


15844 Comments


im just gonna stop reading your reviews and listen to the music lol. at least until i get sick of math-poppy stuff.

Azn.
December 31st 2013


5632 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

aw are my reviews that bad D:



in all seriousness that's fine, all the bands I review tend to have not much exposure

Cygnatti
December 31st 2013


32236 Comments


Jam that link bro. [2]

Azn.
December 31st 2013


5632 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

will do

ShitsofRain
December 31st 2013


8042 Comments


good review

that's all

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Azn.
December 31st 2013


5632 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thankya sir

GhettoHmbrglr
March 8th 2014


975 Comments


this is great.



GhettoHmbrglr
March 8th 2014


975 Comments








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