The chemicals must be mixed right. The Ziploc must not have any air in it. Everything must be just so. There is a certain rigid order to Factory Floor’s take on electronic music. Like other DFA stalwarts (James Murphy especially), they are bricklayers — to steal a phrase — content on building up slightly claustrophobic, ultra-colorful sounds that champ at every bit of space around them. As they pulse around you, without pause, it’s easy to get hypnotized or, at the very least, be transported to the days of Nintendo. It’s body music that tricks you back into your brain. And while not many were there to hear it, those who were were either jumping or staring intently at the rapidly shifting patterns on a big screen behind the band. Both were acceptable, but the latter might be the norm.
Factory Floor @ Doug Fir Lounge, April 9, 2014
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