Bossa Machine who were formerly known as Darling Fascist Bullyboy a rather obscure reference from British sitcom “The Young Ones”, have recently released their EP titled “The Fat and Ugly Man”. The musical project of Maria Forslund and Gustaf Gimstedt of The Movements, Bossa Machine’s EP is largely defined by its glitchy and heavily-fractured staccato sound. While being decidedly lo-fi does play into the band’s unique and do-it-yourself sound, in many cases it’s more of a doubled-edged sword. “Silence” their first ever video single, is by far their best with its choppy, heavily glitching sound going hand-in-hand with the song’s their indie-pop playfulness. On the other hand, the lo-fi sound and unnecessary fuzz almost obscures title track “The Fat and Ugly Man”. There’s definitely some fun and creativity going on with this record on the remaining tracks; the analog synthesizer and mod-wheel spinning “I Like You Better with Your Clothes On” and the string quartet track “Stuck in Limbo” but a bit of polishing up and higher-fidelity sound would certainly give them a stronger pop edge.
You can stream the entire EP below: