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Battles are the Networked Band, or perhaps the-band-as-network. An island
chain linked by a unique combination of artistry, experimentation, technology
and singular focus. A three-headed cyborg that forces our aptitude for pure
physical industry to flirt lasciviously with our encroaching digital reality.
A band that holds computerized loops in their brains, leaves sweat on their
machines and whose sonic heartbeat is almost brutally human. It only makes sense
that such bastards of both the hi/low-tech worlds would look for an alternative
means of communication.

'La Di Da Di' is the prompt, the exclamation and the riddle to hang in
the air while we try to make sense of just what Battles have done now. Dave
Konopka, Ian Williams and John Stanier have turned the tables on themselves this
time, confronted their own ideas of what Battles is - and here on their third
album, have willed an answer to that question into existence. The tangled wires
and entrails of 'Mirrored' and 'Gloss Drop' have been pulled out, flung
against the wall and scraped into an unruly pile to be tread upon.

As the name might imply, 'La Di Da Di' is a mushrooming monolith of
repetition. Here is an organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse
to remain consistent. The rhythmic genus of Battles is here as ever; full
frontal, heightened and unforgiving - the gauntlet through which melody and
harmony must pass, assailed at every turn. “The Yabba” squawks to life,
tumbling down the stairs before it finds it's own dislocated gait. The title of
“Dot Net” hints at its propulsive bait-and-glitch, while “FF

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