Review: Mochipet

“Randbient Works 2002”
(BTrendy Records)

Mochipet creates dense works of breakbeats and soundbites. There is a real absurdist quality to the music. Some of the soundbites appears so unexpectedly and briefly, only for a syllable, to be humorous as such brevity equates to comedy. Others are so abundantly worked in for every available syllable as to be surreal for the microscopic detail. The music often involves lickety-split breakbeats as well as beats and rhythms wet with reverb and effects for an overall very slippery sound. Multi-instrumentalist David Wang infuses his music with a delightful, playful spirit.