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DAX PIERSON ‘Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction)’

Aug 24, 2021 | Electronica, Reviews

Slaying the pain with a world of electronica

We can picture Dax Pierson hunched over a desk surrounded by the guts of a machine, deep in thought, with wire clippers in one hand. As the circuit boards pile up around him he doesn’t waver from his mission. Eventually after days of encountering merely a cold facade, he discovers a beating heart. Harnessing both elements, Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction), revels in glistening hard surfaces, and the soft underbelly of a world of electronica. There’s a detectable scent of love for the 80s, with the spirit of Flock Of Seagulls and Depeche Mode deep in the mix. It makes for a playful and engrossing experience when coupled with the scintillating drum programming and downtempo rivers of synths. This solo debut is underpinned by a brutal honesty: Pierson, a stalwart of the underground scene, who calls the East Bay, California, his home, is living as a quadriplegic. The fractured beats and dialogue of Snap and I Slay The Pain represent an everyday reality, and the desire to overcome each challenge with the power of creativity.  

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