Sings the Blues (Music - Books On Tape) Todd Matthew Drootin makes happy fun-time techno, the kind of playful, whimsical music that would work best soundtracking Japanese anime or chase sequences involving Tonka… Sings the Blues (Music - Books On Tape) Todd Matthew Drootin makes happy fun-time techno, the kind of playful, whimsical music that would work best soundtracking Japanese anime or chase sequences involving Tonka… Books On Tape
Music Review

Sings the Blues (Fall 2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Books On Tape

Todd Matthew Drootin makes happy fun-time techno, the kind of playful, whimsical music that would work best soundtracking Japanese anime or chase sequences involving Tonka trucks. He's a compulsive tinkerer; with their squishy sound effects, caffeinated tracks like ''See You in Tokyo'' and ''She's Dead to Me'' have the feel of push-button improv, as if Drootin is checking the full capabilities of his circuitry while he's recording. Unlike so much electro-funk, Blues offers a lot of interesting terrain to explore.

Originally posted Nov 14, 2003 Published in issue #737 Nov 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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