Human Reunion
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Human Reunion

Dayton, Ohio, United States | SELF

Dayton, Ohio, United States | SELF
Band Rock EDM


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"Human Reunion, Arc de Square"

Just a few months after dropping their debut "carbonics" 7", Human Reunion is back with their first full-length, Arc De Square, which is a collection of time-warped synth sounds, twisting grooves and joyous rock absurdism that puts the band in an avant, weirdo- pop masterclass. "rapture nurse" appeals to the listeners psych palate as every polyrhythmic detail unfolds in cinematic slow motion. "badge mask" is a spooky, dirge-like downer that is at once unsettling and also satisfying. "raw christ" is a noisy banger that delivers heavy groove and attitude the world has rarely seen since Brainiac's Hissing Prigs In Static Couture. "working man" occupies a completely different sonic universe all-together - a Lorazepam-like shot of shimmering retro-electro-disco. "iroc" has a TV on the Radio by way of Liars vibe that is pretty unmistakable. Thankfully, Human Reunion can hang. I guess the bottom line is that Arc De Square is a beautiful excursion of weird cross-genres slices. At times, the effect is akin to hearing Animal Collective cover 13th Floor Elevators, at others they're Les Savy Fav doing the Faint, and still at others the band emerge as Devo-devotees or Brainiac sentimentalists (neither is a bad thing). The truth is that even these reference points don't quite do justice to the bewitching spazziness Human Reunion deliver. They're the kind of band who have an overabundance of ideas - all of them good - and the experience to package them cohesively without losing a bit of spontaneity. And they make it sound really good to be from M and Fing Dayton, Ohio. Recommended For Fans Of: Brainiac, Liars, TV on the Radio - YouIndie


Demo CDr (self released, 2005)
Carbonics 7" (Five Three Dial Tone, 2010)
Prelude to a Miss (Five Three Dial Tone, 2010)
Arc de Sqaure (Minor Manor, 2010)



Hailing from Dayton Ohio and heading for your throats Human Reunion are a quartet of self-proclaimed electrockers who have carved their own unique niche into an already heated history of the Dayton scene, which includes the likes of Guided By Voices, The Breeders, and Brainiac. Combining primal, hip grinding rhythms with searing synth leads and spastic guitar bursts they have turned punk, funk, dance, pop, and rock into one one big, loud beautiful baby. And we think it's been drinking. Members trade vocals regularly resulting in a wide variety of spins on their attack. Subject matter ranges from the humorous to the incendiary and regularly both.

And now with countless of shows under their belts, having shared the stage with the acts like Enon, Thunderbirds are Now, The Islands and Holy Fuck, and with a newly released full length album recorded by John Schmersal (of enon, brainiac, caribou), Human Reunion are poised to take their cathartic convulsions of musical mass to the masses. Bonded together like some sort of stackable cat attack (see Voltron for scale model) to bang out on keys and strings and skins alike; to bang out on knees and stings and shins alike. This is raw, seething rock and roll and it's aimed at your face