KOAN, “7th Dimension”

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 04.03.14 in Listen to This

Out this week on Skrillex’s increasingly awesome OWSLA imprint, Bristol duo KOAN’s Dynasty EP is a hilariously over-the-top collision of talkbox-funk signifiers and boxy drum machine claps. “7th Generation,” the lead cut, offers a collection of wet squelches that perilously narrow the gap between “funk” and “farts”. If Roger Troutman were the Looney Tunes wolf, the one whose eyes bug out six feet and whose tongue rolls out across the table, his records would have sounded like this.