Live-action, musique concrète, bit-crushed French punk duo FAT32 are longtime touring-partners with Secret Chiefs 3. If one claimed FAT32 stands upon foundations erected by bands like Lightning Bolt and Hella, they would be partially right. But the essence of their music sparkles into regions occupied by the likes of Spike Jones, Edgar Varese, Naked City and Squarepusher. It’s hard to believe FAT32’s sound is the work of simply drums and keyboards. Their live show so flabbergasted the members of Secret Chiefs 3 that the San Francisco band dragged them all around the world for over 100 shows and stood watching every night, never tiring of admiring their ever-shifting set. It was then decided that a recorded document had to be made. The production talents of Randall Dunn (SUNN0))), Master Musicians of Bukkake, Earth, Kinski) were brought to bear, and the result is an astonishingly crushing and lucid representation of this band’s irreducible formula. With their self-titled debut album, FAT32 proves that the best future-music in the digital age is still made 100% organically.
#1 Ziiion-Ponk (Part One)
#3 Ziiion-Ponk (Part Two)
#4 Hard Drive
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