although this 7-track issue is tagged mostly as hip-hop at Bandcamp
it is something different in fact. It might be the tag “future
beats” is more appropriate imbued with sublime vibes and refined
loops at Lusthog. I guess anyone of us would be very happy if
such sort of music would be throning in the charts of (near) future.
Nowadays it is not going to happen. However, at Up Close you
could hear exquisitely majestic ambient and modern classical
progressions with slightly shrill glitched-out chords which caress
you instead of hurting. Indeed, it is something very special coming
from a veiled world of sounds. Last Scene is an apotheosis of
a blend of minimalism and emotive music though incorporating some
elements from the post-rock scene either. Pain Rush is the
most short-running and experimental piece on it because of operating
with elements from electro-acoustic music, clicks`n`cuts, and field
recording (chirping of the cicadas). It is simply stunning how the
artist is expert at intertwining sublime noises with highly emotional
impact at Height Width Depth. It might remind of Tim Hecker`s
classics as Radio Amor, and Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again.
The Washington, Virginia, US-based artist has been very prolific in
2016 because additionally he(?) has issued such outings as
Iterations, Myths and VacationSongs as
well. I have not listened to these issues yet but is should have been
done because additionally to this issue it may reveal some highlights
from this year.