Lost in a Sea of Sound
Blip is eight vignettes just under thirty minutes. The pace or tempo throughout the entire composition maintains a fairly wholesome steadiness. A quality much appreciated since this free form expose' needs a solid binding agent. Raw and undefined push at the ears straight away, but once these beats and blips coagulate together the skilled talent becomes more understood.
Yeah I Know It Sucks
Making use of every technical skill and imaginative skill of the artist. He is literally playing like an 20 piece orchestra and just as interesting to hear. This isn’t just drum solos, this is classical, experimental music, actually, it’s not just music it’s art and some of the best you will hear in it’s field.
Can You Ear It? - U.K.
The opening track “blade”, while adventurous and experimental, isn’t overwhelming. Quite the opposite is true actually – it’s a restrained, albeit compelling effort, which highlights sonic experience over a virtuoso performance.
10 Questions Interview - Fort Worth Noise
Speaking of drums, we may brand Rousay as the Stephen Hawking of Drummers. Take a look at how he described his process for making this unique record:
Between Chance and Choice... SA Current
"If rock drumming is comfort food, the eight songs on blip are like a plate of raw vegetables that you can't even name. That is to say: this shit is good for you, but you've got to want it." - James Courtney (SA Current)
TMS - Dane Rousay - S2E14
"...his many upcoming album releases, and you get to hear some EXCLUSIVE tracks off his soon to come cassette "Blip" releasing next week! Such a great chat with a fantastic artist and an episode you can't miss."