Battles ‎– Gloss Drop

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Tracklist

Africastle 5:48
Ice Cream 4:37
Futura 6:17
Inchworm 4:52
Wall Street 5:24
My Machines 3:55
Dominican Fade 1:48
Sweetie & Shag 3:50
Toddler 1:11
Rolls Bayce 2:06
White Electric 6:14
Sundome 7:47

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP LP212 Battles Gloss Drop(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARP LP212 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
WARP CD212 Battles Gloss Drop(CD, Album) Warp Records WARP CD212 US 2011 Sell This Version
WARPCD212 Battles Gloss Drop(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD212 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
BRC-288 Battles Gloss Drop(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-288 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
WARPCD212 Battles Gloss Drop(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD212 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
WARPCD212P Battles Gloss Drop(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD212P Europe 2011 Sell This Version
WARPCD212P Battles Gloss Drop(CDr, Album, Promo, Ltd) Warp Records WARPCD212P UK 2011 Sell This Version
WARP LP212 Battles Gloss Drop(2xLP, Album, RE) Warp Records WARP LP212 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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Elena_Doronina

Elena_Doronina

April 15, 2016
referencing Gloss Drop, 2xLP, Album, RE, WARP LP212

Mine skips a lot on Futura, anyone else have the same problem?
iamxaml

iamxaml

February 4, 2016
referencing Gloss Drop, 2xLP, Album, WARP LP212
With a music video that begs for attention as much as this one does, all the surgical composition and math rock tends to fade in significance.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 21, 2015
referencing Gloss Drop, CD, Album, WARPCD212

With GLOSS DROP, Battles continue their math rock stampede, starting with the twitchy, thick "Africastle," as the complex layers and rhythms overlap and intersect. But they let Matias Aguayo in on the fun, as he grunts and chants his way through the near-tropical sounding "Ice Cream," wihle also letting a darker mood crawl into the background of and otherwise-perky "Futura." But the friscalating tones on "Inchworm" accompany tones that almost could be hits on a steel pan drum and the playfulness of "Wall Street" sparkles like sweat on a bull's back. Gary Numan steps away from the 80s synth-pop he's known for and instead offers his vocals to the quick, aggressive "My Machines," but Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino has an even better time sprinkling her sugar on "Sweetie & Shag." The warm Caribbean vibe continues into the shiny "Sundome," capping off a fun, spry album. Drop some more gloss on me!