Dross Glop

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Gathering Battles' remix series into an album, Dross Glop's aesthetic remains true to Gloss Drop, even if the results sound worlds away from it. Like the band's second album, these tracks continue the trend of working only with the most cutting-edge, if somewhat unlikely, artists; this time the roster includes lauded dance and hip-hop producers as well as rock experimentalists, reflecting just how eclectic -- and malleable -- Battles' music is. Indeed, Gloss Drop was already so fragmented that it begs for further splintering, and Dross Glop branches out like a piece of cracked glass under pressure. Many remixers went in the opposite direction of the band's busy, muscular...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Gathering Battles' remix series into an album, Dross Glop's aesthetic remains true to Gloss Drop, even if the results sound worlds away from it. Like the band's second album, these tracks continue the trend of working only with the most cutting-edge, if somewhat unlikely, artists; this time the roster includes lauded dance and hip-hop producers as well as rock experimentalists, reflecting just how eclectic -- and malleable -- Battles' music is. Indeed, Gloss Drop was already so fragmented that it begs for further splintering, and Dross Glop branches out like a piece of cracked glass under pressure. Many remixers went in the opposite direction of the band's busy, muscular sound, most strikingly on the Field's massive, mechanical yet lulling version of "Sweetie and Shag," where the only remnant of the original track is a breath of Kazu Makino's vocal flitting around like a ghost in the machine, and on Qluster's hazy but fascinating remix of "Dominican Fade," where brass and percussion drift in and out over a pealing keyboard loop. Then there are the remixers who mirror Gloss Drop's sound but bend it to their own whims, such as Shabazz Palaces' brittle, low-slung "White Electric," which isn't just the only track to feature new vocals, but one of the few songs that feels like a collaboration instead of a remodeling. Gang Gang Dance gives Gloss Drop single "Ice Cream" one of the most playful and successful treatments, adding to it a futuristic Latin twist with dive-bombing bass, a low-rider beat, and chanting vocals, while Boredoms' Eye, the lone artist to appear on Gloss Drop and Dross Glop, remixes his own "Sundome" and makes it even more gonzo with a four-on-the-floor beat, merry steel drums, and chopped-up vocals that make it sound like Carnaval on the moon. Like many remix collections, Dross Glop doesn't flow particularly well, and it's not quite as dazzling as Gloss Drop, but it once again shows that Battles are up for anything.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2012
  • Label: Warp Records
  • UPC: 801061022624
  • Catalog Number: 10226
  • Sales rank: 141,529

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wall Street (7:03)
  2. 2 Sweetie & Shag (8:52)
  3. 3 Futura (3:47)
  4. 4 White Electric (3:44)
  5. 5 Africastle (7:04)
  6. 6 Inchworm (6:07)
  7. 7 Toddler (5:29)
  8. 8 Dominican Fade (3:43)
  9. 9 Ice Cream (4:06)
  10. 10 Rolls Bayce (4:18)
  11. 11 My Machines (9:11)
  12. 12 Sundome (5:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Battles Primary Artist
John Stanier Drums
Ian Williams Guitar, Keyboards
Tyondai Braxton Guitar, Keyboards
David Konopka Guitar
Technical Credits
Gary Numan Composer
John Stanier Composer
Ian Williams Composer
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
Kazu Makino Composer
The Alchemist Remixing, Additional Production
Matias Aguayo Composer
Tyondai Braxton Composer
Gui Boratto Remixing, Additional Production
The Field Remixing, Additional Production
Brian DeGraw Remixing, Additional Production
Kode9 Remixing, Additional Production
Patrick Mahoney Remixing, Additional Production
David Konopka Composer, Artwork, Art Direction
Kangding Ray Remixing, Additional Production
Silent Servant Remixing, Additional Production
Hudson Mohawke Remixing, Additional Production
Eye Composer, Remixing, Additional Production
Dennis McNany Remixing, Additional Production
Qluster Remixing, Additional Production
Shabazz Palaces Remixing, Additional Production
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