If you wanted to be in a band that got a bit of buzz with minimum effort, a few years ago all you had to do was make sure that nobody could hear what you were playing beneath all the fuzz. Now, we might not have fully moved away from that set up, but the way to rack up major amounts of blog posts about you these days is to make something incredibly atmospheric and electronic. Collagé Party at least get half of that recipe right, with their tracks dabbling in the kind of ambience that Witch House calls home, but substituting the slowed down samples and warped synth for guitar and jangly riffs.
It’s a slightly diosconcerting mixture that very nearly doesn’t work – combining aspects of the cut and paste bedroom producer scene with more obvious, straight forward pop music. It’s interesting if not always the most accessible, with each song seemingly exploring a different aspect of their varied and difficult sound. Sometimes it feels like they’re trying to be garage rock, others as though they’ve just come across SALEM and are desperate to imitate in their own unique way. Whatever the direction that is eventually decided on, it’ll probably be unlike anything you’ve heard before. or, more likely, like several things you’ve heard before, but spliced in a way you’d never imagined.
Collagé Party – Things to do