Taking their name from a spectrum of language disorders caused by brain damage, Aphasiacs is Bill Corrigan and Nick George of Detroit. Together they conjure refracted lo-fi house from scavenged piles of broken equipment, making layers of shambolic, textured color that spasm and move through a syrup-soaked kaleidoscope. Each of their tracks is a unique progression, so violently self-determining that shifting bass and beats become the only common thread to follow through the (very welcome) barrage of more and newer sounds. 'Debtor's Paradise' is rounded out by a b-side trio of alternative edits courtesy of Rawaat, A Sacred Cloud, and Coyote Clean Up.
"Consider this canon." -Tome to the Weather Machine
"Raw, messy analog techno from Detroit. Seems less concerned with igniting dancefloors than with convincing piles of electronic junk to create rhythmic patterns that resemble music. I saw them play with Container once, and it’s definitely in that same ballpark, but this seems more deconstructed and blown-out. 'Phaser' starts out with strange concentric circle beat patterns, then ends up with some seemingly random drums and melodies plunked out over the loose 4/4 beats. And then it gets faster and punkier towards the end. Extremely seat-of-the-pants lo-fi but it works." -The Answer is in the Beat