Boasting production from New York’s impossibly hip dance-rock wizards the DFA, this debut album, Less Than Human, overflows with ebullient beats that are both booming and bizarre. Main man Maclean — a.k.a. John Maclean of defunct Sub Pop band Six Finger Satellite — puts a futuristic spin on influences like Talking Heads and Kraftwerk. Despite its title, the disc unveils a very human pastiche of emotion that HAL 9000 couldn’t hope to understand.
Less Than Human