Brock Bousfield is one of God’s rare creatures. Beginning his career of sonic mayhem in Oakland synthpunk band Beautiful Mutants, and honing his skills in the equally noisy Strip Mall Seizures, he soon birthed a new kind of violent sound with his solo project Nero’s Day At Disneyland. His 2005 debut album Attention Shoppers is a raging Fisher Price monster, glitched-out breakpunk that speeds along at a manic pace. His 2007 followup Grievances & Dead Malls was something entirely different, a marriage of sped-up baroque classical music and frantic, ADD breakcore. Tracks like ‘Happy Screaming Night Businessman’ offer both superb composition and heavy noise, layered over each other to create something too demonic to be called beautiful.
Last year he dropped his third LP From Rotting Fantasylands, a graceful combination of both styles that showcased his gradual evolution. It’s his latest work, however, that has made him something of an underground blog darling. His collaboration with Philadelphia’s Mincemeat or Tenspeed features a sample of Vanessa Harris and combines the terror of both parties. He recently put out a reworking of t.A.T.u.’s ‘All The Things She Said’, chopped and glitched into a bubbling masterwork dubbed ‘Sable Leathery Wings’. Possibly one of the most creative forces at work in underground music today, and certainly one of the most interesting.