Max Graef And Glenn Astro The Yard Work Simulator on 2LP + Download
Max Graef and Glenn Astro are music lovers first and foremost – playing it, making it, digging for it, talking about it – music is their lifeblood. It's this commitment to the art and culture of DJing that has earned them props from Resident Advisor, Boiler Room and the worldwide underground at large.
Taking in chunky but totally misshapen four-to-the-floor bangers "Where The Fuck Are My Hard Boiled Eggs?!", "Jumbo Frøsnapper" and previous single "Magic Johnson" alongside the shuffling 7 minute breakbeat epic title track and digi-funk nuggets "Money $ex Theme" and "Flat Peter," the result is a 10- track trip through the pair's deliciously warped psyche, channeled through a ton of hardware. A direct extension of the album's irreverent sonic palette, the artwork is by friend and illustrator Rahel Süßkind.
Sonically and ideologically off to the left of the pristine, highlypolished dance music underground, Max and Glenn have built their reputation on short-run vinyl-only 12"s, real grass roots independent record store excitement/support, turning dancefloors on their head week in week out, and pure word of mouth. It has been solely about the music from the beginning and with The Yard Work Simulator the duo are set to spread their message even further. Recommended if you like: Moodymann, Motor City Drum Ensemble, and Harvey Sutherland.