Wandering through like a wild animal, Warganization goes for a wild cacophonous bacchanal on the boisterous “Mazda Music”. A completely entrancing mixture of acid techno, lo-fi aesthetics run rampant, hip-hop, chillwave, psychedelic rock framed within a combative punk ethos reigns supreme. Volume is a must the requisite volume should be quite loud for they have sculpted a sheer living breathing vicious creature within the carefully constructed sounds. Even with their hyper-experimental approach these tracks are quite hypnotic with their grooves allowing there to be a strange journey that unfurls at its own pace. The vocals swim through so much distortion giving them a spirit of defiance, of trying to rise above the chaotic din they’ve designed for themselves.
The completely freewheeling approach and ability to effortlessly incorporate a wide slew of styles feels reminiscent of the multifaceted talents of San Francisco’s Chrome. On their most unhinged productions they draw from the industrial funk of Death Grips, for the grooves are that taut, the flows that completely unhinged. With the electronic elements and sheer distorted noise bliss meshed with harsh beats they encapsulate the wild antics of Death From Above 1979 at their prime. Everything about the sound feels so visceral, raw, and real. Rather than clean the grime they leave it in giving the entirety of the album a feeling of being so deeply lived in.
Acidic attacks introduce the album in style with the assault of “AK”. Here the vocals feel so demanding while the keyboards go for an almost psychotic tact. Drums further add to the wildness. With “Like a Nightmare” they touch upon 90s UK IDM incorporating completely twisted lounge melodies gracefully. There’s almost a bliss to it just beyond reach. Off-kilter rhythms work wonders on the woozy “Out There”. Easily the highlight of the album they create a hazy, dazed atmosphere as the drums almost seem to stumble over each other. Melodic elements dart about unwilling to make eye contact. It is a pure joy. Fantastic flows filter into the dub aesthetics of “Romera (feat. Lucid Dreams)”. Punk meets hip-hop on the edgy grooves of “Mazda 3 (feat. Bleach…)”.
With the second half of the album they reveal their considerable psychedelic chops as “Afterlife” sprawls out in epic fashion. Urgent angular guitar lines tighten themselves up for a driving rhythm until the tension finally explodes for the strangulated finale. Delightfully woozy keyboards intermingle with the guitars on the spaced out “With the Moon”. Amps are tortured beyond belief on the wild garage rock fury of “Kerouac”. Here it feels like they are trying to break the song apart as the volume goes heavily into the red, giving it a red-hot live spirit. Ending things off on a spectacular note is the epic scope of “Kill It Now”.
Warganization delivers something that seems to accurately capture the zeitgeist on the chaos-filled yet strangely inspirational “Mazda Music”.
It drops on November 27th and can be found below: