Seeing out my 4th year of weekly mp3s is a lovely short instrumental courtesy of Dublab's Into Infinity project - a fun project where people assembled tracks from a bunch of Creative Commons licenced snippets. I even had a go myself.
I'm thrilled that AK hip-hop crew Home Brew have debuted at number 1 in the New Zealand album charts. This is music I actually give a shit about, and its popularity seems to be completely about the force of personality that shines through in the music (not how much money got thrown at it or whatever else).
Home Brew's MC, Tom Scott, justifiably has a lot of light shone on him. He's fantastic. But I thought I'd try and do the same for the beatmakers, given production's my thing...
Spectacularly hissy, ambience with plenty of low-end looping business that showed up on the Non Projects label site a couple of years back.
The thing's almost like a suite - for an ambient track it's completely bereft of reverb and jumps about in volume kind of abruptly. It's lovely though. Like Fennesz et al the harmonic content is really pretty, just heavily distorted in multiple ways.