DJ Faust, Man or Myth?

Jess Harvell

By Jess Harvell

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Technical and wildly compelling turntabalism.

In the late '90s, San Francisco became the center of a movement to not only revive the art of scratching but to explode it the way bebop had swing five decades before. The crude, violent thrill of early scratching became an impossibly virtuosic display of technique. Often, all this managed to do was allow a new generation of band geeks to wank away. But on Man or Myth?, the crush of obsessive technique, a musical ear and thousands of crazy noises come together to create a record that dazzles the ear and confounds the brain.