Oh lordy, Doomsquad. We suppose anyone could have predicted that if you sent these three off to a cabin in New Mexico, they’d write the masterpiece they’ve always seemed destined for. So to the swirling desert sands that gave life to Total Time, thank you.
“Pyramids on Mars”, probably the strongest single to date from the Toronto electronic psychedelic explorers, had already set the stage for what was obviously going to be a huge record for them. (Not to mention having one of the coolest videos we’ve seen all year.) And indeed, as excellent as first record Kalaboogie was, Total Time is on another level entirely, expanding their sound into deeper, darker, and even more dramatic places. At times getting as noisy as they ever have, at other times as danceably disco as their otherwordly instincts will permit (see “Eat the Love”), we’re utterly blown away.
Doomsquad have firmly left their imprint on the psychedelic frontiers of electronic music in Canada. Now, it’s time for the rest of the world to find out. Total Time is available now from Hand Drawn Dracula.