CD Review: Big Sir "Digital Gardens"

On Digital Gardens, Juan Alderete continues to push the boundaries of conventional bass playing with his mind-bending, effects-laden 4-string explorations.
By Freddy Villano ,

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.