Hype Williams (2) ‎– Rainbow Edition

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Big Dada Recordings ‎– BD283
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Includes download code.

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  • Barcode: 5054429119756

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rustydiscogs

rustydiscogs

January 17, 2018
Hype williams was an important music project that went beyond music. conceptually interesting and mysterious without being pretentious or gimmicky. I can only assume DB passed the torch to some fans or friends and allowed them to take the name / identity of Hype Williams. I understand the idea. I get it. I just don't like it. Sorry. Dean Blunt and Igna Copeland are two talented individuals now separately making important music that goes beyond just music. I wish them well.
chris.topp

chris.topp

September 22, 2017
edited 5 months ago
This record is what you get, when you mix together:

The faux-medieval sound of "Lustwandel"-era Roedelius with SNES Street Fighter II stage music, a dash of glorious cheese JVCD "Cyborg" Soundtrack, some muffled Clams Casino style beat reductions & a few hazy DreamCatalogue-style vaporwave mirages. In between, there are are some cryptic, slowed down spoken word interludes, signifying nothing at all, hanging in the air like half-remembered ramblings of your over-eager 2nd semester social sciences mate from back in the day.

Well, to be honest, it sometimes sounds a bit too self-consciously lo-fi, in a "we like to perform our music in messy shared student apartments with extra-shitty equipment" kind of way. But the sound is so easy-going, laid-back & entertaining, this slight whiff of pretentiousness doesn't register that much.

The format of the tracks is right, too. Just little repetitive fragments without much progression, loosely attached to each other without any deeper order. They sound like half-formed creative figments of a smart musical mind, grabbed at random and put on vinyl.

It doesn't really sound like a substantial record at first, but the breadth of different motives and subtle musical allusions makes it a surprisingly rich and rewarding listen.

bati

bati

September 13, 2017

Excellent record once again.
Is it a comeback?
Who knows...
A must have.