Political beats

By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 1, 2007

In his live shows, he exhibits a sharper edge than on his recordings, and his set-up leaves lots of room for improvisation. An avowed “laptop Luddite,” he performs on a laptop and a variety of percussion instruments, using midi drums to trigger samples and playing a shopping cart rigged with a contact mic — and thereby riffing on consumerism. But though his music is political, it’s not necessarily didactic. “I try to make it easy to understand without using words. I don’t want to sit there on a bullhorn during my set telling people my politics or why I feel the way that I do, but I do want to make it clear through the sounds themselves.”

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