Minotaur Shock - Amateur Dramatics (3 stars)

Minotaur Shock - Amateur Dramatics



There’s a pleasing, almost literary, conceit to this album. Bristol-based electronica artist Minotaur Shock – otherwise known as David Edwards – has given each downloadable track a pricing guideline corresponding to various criteria of his own choosing. These include, but are not limited to, a ‘technical difficulty rating’, and the frequency at which the track made his computer crash.

It’s a humanising touch, and an innovative stab at something approaching sleeve notes for the digital age. The music itself lacks the whimsy of 2005’s Maritime, opting instead for dirty eclecticism and a musical complexity that occasionally jars. Still, this is an intelligently crafted record that bears more than a few listens.

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