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REVIEW: Marcus Price Takes Electronic Music to Some Very Strange Places with Brain Job

by Dave Segal Art/design by Nicole Simon & VYHROREY Marcus PriceBrain Job (Happy Accidents) Seattle’s electronic-music scene suffers from a dearth of chaos and madness. Too much of the electronic output here settles for placidity and pastel tones. Too many producers are overly concerned with being polite and orderly in their output. Granted, some of the music in this vein is good, but I wonder what happened to the sort of wildness and unpredictability that artists like Squarepusher, Richard Devine, Autechre at their most mad-scientific, and labels like Schematic and Mego used to deliver.
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