FINAL 4 COPIES
Climate Change marks Minneapolis/Brooklyn block party brain-scrambler trio Beat Detectives’ debut on the vinyl format after a splatterpaint trail of tapes for the 1080p, 100% Silk, Where To Now, Moon Glyph, and Night People labels. Their time is now. The album’s 14 cuts coast and crunk within a Quaalude Quadrangle of blasted dub (“Roaring Lion”), cro-magnon acid (“Reward Card,” “Three Pointer”), hijacked funk (“Dead Girl At A Party,” “Sands Of Slime”), and smeared low rider bass grease (“Magic Island Ripper,” “When You Wake Up”), spliced with speaker-blown samples and singer Oakley Tapola’s dazed, glazed vocals. Rhythm constructionists Aaron Anderson and Chris Hontos channel a fried, psychedelic Friday vibe, in service to a higher cause: “Push it towards something else.” Something temporary, something ripping, something more than the sum of its parts – Climate Change congeals Beat Detectives’ mixtape-you’d-find-in-the-trunk mission statement into a positive journey of swap meet magic and melted body music. Change or be changed. Black vinyl LPs in whacked fontmanship jackets designed by Anderson; mastered by Collin Gorman Weiland.