FROM THE STACKS: Demdike Stare

We get a lot of crap CDs at the self-titled offices. But once in a while, a pleasant surprise slips into our promo stack. Here’s a recent delivery that knocked the s/t staff on its collective ass.

The Artist/Album: Demdike Stare, Symbiosis (Modern Love, 2009)

The Vibe: The fever dreams of a consummate crate digger (Sean Canty of Finders Keepers Records) and a Basic Channel-bred twisted techno producer (Miles Whittaker of Pendle Coven and MLZ).

RIYL: Haunted houses; chest-caving bass lines; muted Hitchcock movies, as soundtracked by the voices in your head