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Pocka MP3 Set

Following up on the December 9, 2003, entry in Disquiet’s Downstream (here), there’s a free online EP by the same artist, Pocka (aka Brad Mitchell), which saw release in mid-October of last year, and it’s well worth the download time. Released on the Please Do Something netlabel, Chronology Brought consists of five tracks, including “Like Water in Water,” a thick current of bright static; the more percussive and melodic “Star on My Arm”; a brief and gentle guitar tune, “Daniel Bradley Remixed” (the six-string part credited to Dan Weinhaus); “Me Make Pretty Again,” which drops in snippets of a dire vocal against an abrasive flange and a jittery beat, at times reminiscent of a Geiger counter; and “Lauren’s Face Pressed Against a Xerox Machine,” which relaxes Pocka’s penchant for noise in favor of pithy, electro-acoustic verve, leavened with a looped guitar phrase that’s a sort of anti-riff, a quick-fingered figure whose energy suggests a happy accident. (Please Do Something website at; album page here.)

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  • By Disquiet: 15, 10 & 5 Years Ago This Week (2014.04) on January 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    […] 10 Years Ago (2004): The quote of the week was a comment on about the famous scream by Howard Dean on the 19th. … Downstream entries included Nanoloop tracks, music by Deadbeat (aka Scott Monteith), a mix by Luke Vibert (aka Wagon Christ), fourth-world trip-hop from Eivind Aarset, and material by Pocka (aka Brad Mitchell). […]

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