Saturday, December 4, 2010

Big Gigantic A Place Behind the Moon Review

Big Gigantic was formed by Dominic Lalli (saxophonist/
producer) and Jeremy Salken (drums), in 2008. The
group has been gaining fans and exposure through
relentless touring and by distributing their albums via
free downloads. Their latest album A Place Behind the
Moon, can also be downloaded for free but if you want
the bonus track, a collaboration with STS9 you will have
to pay. Big Gigantic is signed to STS9's 1320 records
and has a similar, cathartic atmosphere to their tracks
and live shows.

Big Gigantic seems less song driven than STS9
but they are our equally unique in their approach to
electronic music. Big Gigantic seems to focus more on
hardcore, infectious beats, that can instantly transform
a crowd into a dance party. The first track off their
album “Sky High” embodies this description with a
boom bap, hip hop drum beat, heavy production and
sparse catchy instrumental hooks. You can easily hear
influences of those who paved such as Prefuse 73 and

“Driftin” is an example of their approach to big beat,
anthemic songs while “Lucid Dream” features a long,
complex, saxaphone solo. “Sky High” has a jazz flavor
mixed in, while staying consistent with the empowering,
thematic music of the album. Big Gigantic will continue
touring in support of A Place Behind the Moon, into
the spring of 2011.

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