On Digital Gardens, Juan Alderete continues
to push the boundaries of conventional
bass playing with his mind-bending, effects-laden
4-string explorations. Digital Gardens consists mostly of
cuts from Big Sir’s 2012 Before Gardens After Gardens flipped into
a digital hardcore format—Alderete’s distorted bass is the music’s
driving force here, adding a layer of punk-rock abrasiveness to Big
Sir’s already hypnotic sound.