P. Stoops Digs Deep for 'Object Permanence'

Album Review

p. stoops

object permanence (self-released)

pstoops.bandcamp.com

A Cleveland-based turntablist who, according to his bio on his Facebook page, "thrives in obscure oddities," p. stoops, a contributing writer to Scene, digs deep into his vinyl collection for this EP. The disc starts off with "Wish We Were There," a tune that features samples of Hawaiian slide guitars paired with turntable scratches. It's a rather unique mix of sounds. The same goes for the twitchy "Baltimore Light Rails" and the atmospheric "A Deeper Understanding of Woodgrains," a song that's as dissonant as anything by Aphex Twin. The rattling "Paradise Lost and Found" features some great percussion and a steady stream of blips and bleeps. If there's a critique to be made, it's that the music is so geared toward headphones, it's not likely to work well on the dance floor. But we doubt that's really a concern for p. stoops. — Jeff Niesel

P. stoops performs with Smoke Screen and RJD2 at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Grog Shop.

About The Author

Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]clevescene.com.
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