Stream Giant Claw DARK WEB (Stereogum Premiere)

Columbus musician Keith Rankin founded Orange Milk Records, and he records under the name Giant Claw. DARK WEB, his latest collection of eccentric club music excursions, deconstructs high-minded beat-driven music and rebuilds it as wildly adventurous collage. Where these colorful mindfucks will veer is never entirely clear, yet in spite of their utter unpredictability, they congeal into a coherent vision. Every track feels like he’s maniacally twisting a radio dial until the shards and static magically align into a song, or else some savant child is coaxing wild majesties out of his first MIDI controller. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Giant Claw’s music is that even as it refuses to settle into a steady groove, its freakish flights of fancy never come across as antisocial. It’s defiantly odd stuff, but it welcomes you into its oddity. Stream DARK WEB in full below.

DARK WEB is out 9/30 on Orange Milk/Noumenal Loom. Pre-order it at Bandcamp.

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