Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pitchfork Reviews Dosh's Wolves and Wishes

Download: Dosh - "If You Want To, You Have To"

One of the best qualities of Dosh's new album Wolves and Wishes, and perhaps his oeuvre in general, is how the music as a whole can start quietly, or in lo-key fashion, and then end with gloriously transcendent highs before the listener has even fully processed what has occurred. It's the type of scenario that has consumers of the music engaging in constant double-takes: "wait, what was that? I wanna hear that again." And so forth, until you find yourself listening again and again, constantly hearing new sonic patterns and pastiches to discover, digest, and, ultimately, take utter delight in.

But don't take my word for it. Indie institution Pitchfork has reviewed Wolves and Wishes, giving it a 7.7. Writer Roque Strew puts Dosh's work in both electronic and hip-hop contexts, and then elaborates upon that theme by stating:

But listening to Dosh, as opposed to listening to the equally skilled Four Tet, you don't have the sense of technology rudely intruding into the creative process, of the wizard too busy to care whether we can see him behind the curtain. He does care: where Four Tet parades his mastery of vivid, unapologetic collage, Dosh goes for a mastery of illusion. So like any illusionist, he takes care to start and end with a bang

Read the rest of Pitchfork's review here.

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(Jonathan Graef)

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