There's a lovely drawing on Moscow's MySpace of what seems to be a woman with only a gaping hole in her face, oozing some sort of multi-colored fluid onto a floor which is covered in the stuff. "Throw Up," the producer's first single, sounds a little bit like that illustration: Recognizable forms abound—a synth poking out a little melody, a guitar chucking in its rhythmic pulse, a bassline that arrives to save the day (with piano chord in tow)—but, in the end, it's all just a little bit of a mess.
That's likely what Moscow, AKA Matthew Waites, wanted out of his track—but instead of deliciously sludgy mess, everything seems to be fighting for attention. And when those aforementioned piano chords come in as if to clear away the forest once and for all, it simply seems like one more thing to deal with, rather than a relief. The Brontosaurus boys are the flip honorees, simplifying "Throw Up" by isolating details and giving them their proper due. As anyone who has seen them live can attest, this is the sort of track that comes alive when they place it around similar tunes, but here it comes off limp—neither builder nor primetime player. Blame the mix: It sounds for much of its length as though they're playing in separate rooms. A rare mis-step from the usually stellar Endless Flight.
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Tracklist: Moscow - Throw Up A Throw Up
B Throw Up (Brontosaurus remix)