On Repeat: “BTSTU” Jai Paul

https://i0.wp.com/www.localsuicide.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Jai-Paul-debut-album-white-background.pngThis song is so damn hypnotic. I considered not giving it a second shout out, since I’ve already reviewed it as new music–which, itself, was really just a redirect to the awesome Pfork review. BUT. It is really that fucking good.

I was already in love with it when I decided to make the purchase, and it has really blossomed into a steady obsession and is in the regular “pretend I’m a rock star in the shower” rotation. It has this slurry dubstep bass that just pulls at the raw part in my soul. This alone is enough to suck me into the jam time and again, but on top of that it has this beautiful sonic counterpoint of his soft, angelic melody floating through the verses–so that just as you are about to drift off into some falsetto induced reverie, you get hit with this deep, sludgy pounding that wakes you right the fuck up.

It really is a magic track. If you STILL haven’t listened, please. do. You won’t regret it, I promise. : D

5/5

On Repeat: “BTSTU” Jai Paul

New to the Library: “Imo” SBTRKT

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This track is glossy electronic. All the sounds are crystal and exactly where they should be, when they should be. It’s like if Willy Wonka’s Everlasting Gobstopper machine made electronica instead of, you know, Gobstoppers.

I’m pretty excited about all of the tracks from this compilation, but I knew SBTRKT wouldn’t disappoint as a first buy…So hopefully, someday I’ll get the chance to do a full album review. : D

4/5

New to the Library: “Imo” SBTRKT