Cube – Drug of Choice
Blown-out no wave rave-pop from NYC’s Adam Keith. Well weird, well good.
Adam Keith rattles through so many ideas and styles on “Drug of Choice” we’re wondering how he can stick to just one drug. The basic thread that ties the album together is songwriting – Keith’s vocals rattle around the majority of the tracks, grounding them in some kind of snarling NYC 1982 attitude that’s hard to ignore. But the productions themselves dance around genres with complete freedom, occasionally sounding like Suicide, occasionally like Foodman, occasionally like The Prodigy and occasionally like HTRK.
It’s an unusual mix, not always coherent – but that’s good in our book. This is jagged, jolting DIY music that succeeds because it takes bold risks. The tracks drip with personality whether you appreciate it or not, we get the feeling Keith won’t care one bit. Proper.