MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover

Elon Katz

The Human Pet

Diagonal Records
FLAC $6.99

05/12/2016 642610485893 

 


MP3 $5.99

05/12/2016 642610485893 

 


"Elon Katz of White Car and Streetwalker returns with an incredible solo outing for Diagonal, perhaps the most complex and distinctive release on the label so far. RIYL Aphex Twin, Powell, Luc Van Acker, Savant. Elon Katz aligns perfectly with Diagonal in a prickling debut vocal release, The Human Pet; his first original solo issue in four years, containing an intensely personal, puckered perspective on electronic dance music and experimental pop. Structured around a schizoid yet coherent juncture of EBM, IDM, curdled rock music and art school techno-pop, The Human Pet is riddled with idiosyncratic notions on “cryptic topics like rebirth, nullification in stream speed adaptivity, dependence and wealth inequality” to portray a unique intellect and sonic vocabulary operating at the crux of his expressive powers. To our ears it feels like a concise dissection of Chicago’s industrial history and Californian digital psychedelia; probing at their twisted, fluoro guts with the inquisitive nature of a mad scientist or psycho-analyst between the yelping, warped and hyper-piquant yacht boogie of The Rhino Powder of New Sensitivity and a heavily affected dislocation of harmonised pop hooks and whirring body mechanics in Clean Crash. It all occupies a strange perch between introspective and exuberant, veering from mid-‘90s AFXian pop rephlexion in You Are Alone, to signature Diagonal tackle in the gas-chugging EBM-pop force of The Human Pet, whereas Unarmed twists into fractal phantasia, all of which maintain a thread of logic that belies the record’s vintaging period of refinement and distillation. There can be little doubt that this is one of the most complex, rigorous and distinctive in Diagonal’s catalogue.”—Boomkat

Tracklist

  1. #1 The Rhino Powder of New Sensitivity

    Listen

  2. #2 Immovable

    Listen

  3. #3 You Are Alone

    Listen

  4. #4 The Human Pet

    Listen

  5. #5 Unarmed

    Listen

  6. #6 Clean Crash

    Listen

Single MP3s for this release are $1.29.

Related Items

cover

Sote

Parallel Persia Remixes
Diagonal Records
cover

Haswell, Russell

37 Minute Workout Vol.2
Diagonal Records
cover

Sote

Parallel Persia
Diagonal Records
cover

Not Waving / Jim O'Rourke

Side A / Side B
Diagonal Records
cover

Stabudown Productions

Strange Rabbits
Diagonal Records
cover

Nhk Yx Koyxen / Kohei Matsunaga & Masayuki Imanishi

Self Split EP
Diagonal Records
cover

Handy

Mature Single Despots EP
Diagonal Records
cover

Evol

Wabbit Trax
Diagonal Records
cover

Shit And Shine

Very High EP
Diagonal Records
cover

Handy

Smacker EP
Diagonal Records
cover

The Modern Institute

Another Exhibition At The Modern Institute
Diagonal Records
cover

Haswell, Russell

Respondent
Diagonal Records