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HYPE IT UP: Sacred Objects

posted by High Voltage Staff | Tuesday, September 23, 2008 | 10:21 AM
Hyped By: Izzy Cihak


Sacred Objects, musical moniker of Damian David Ciccarone, is worth a listen if only for the fact that he has the balls to list Kriss Kross alongside the Velvet Underground as an influence. The product, however, is neither reminiscent of Nickelodeon Rap or Godlike sonification from the Lower East Side. Sacred Objects, instead, blends phat beats, synthetic distortion, and a sincere and beautiful darkness lacking in modern music. "Senseless in Seattle" sounds like a schizophrenically Industrialized drum circle lead by ohGr after chomping on a handful of psychedelic enhancements, Maynard James Keenan only wishes he could be tortured enough to produce something as delicately painful as "owlctapus," and "EMPTV" is what would happen if Daft Punk remixed a Bauhaus B-side. In these three songs alone Scared Objects has managed to merge and modernize three generations of music inspired by Bela Lugosi, PVC, and deviant sex

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