>album title goes here<
I probably shouldn’t like this – but I kinda do. Or I almost do. Or I do for a little while – about half the album’s length. The more you read into the deadmau5 story the less interesting the music becomes. Is he a Trojan Horse of/for dance music? well, who really cares? What I heard on this, his sixth album, were bits of Daft Punk and Chemical Brothers and Moroder – granted, it’s only bits. And pieces. And the rest is faceless, nameless “progressive house” – or whatever else it’s being called today, tomorrow or whenever.
It is odd to think that the dance music that flooded through Europe 15 and 20 years ago is finally being embraced in America and it’s deadmau5 that’s done it. Possibly as performance art. But that would be reading far too much into this. And given he couldn’t even be bothered titling his music…well it means we shouldn’t care for it or about it for any great length of time. And I’m sure I won’t. The one thing the album has done is make me go back to the things from 15-20 years ago that I did like – and still like. In small doses.