Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Giant Claw - Tunnel Mind

Keith Rankin, the mastermind behind Giant Claw, constantly keeps blowing my mind. His prog electronics may be bombast and ornamental, almost baroque in style, but it's never tiring or pretentious - instead, it's always light-hearted and playful. Keith keeps winking his eye without parodying the genre. His music is simply FUN, standing in stark contrast to most artists in the scene which try to one-up each other by attempting to create more "serious" and "floating" pieces than anyone else. Tunnel Miind is a soundtrack to a non-existent oldschool video game without descending into any unnecessary 8-bit geek bullshit. To be soon released in a cassette form on Digitalis Limited.