Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Mix: HEAT WAVE - HENNESSY & CHRONIC MIX (21mb)
The deep-fried electronica Alex Gray creates as Deep Magic is pretty unique in the way it's super intricate & new age-y but instantly familiar rather than abstracted (see the previously blogged Minds In Lucidity I). But on this new mix he's come up with for us - under his other guise as Heat Wave - that philosophy is ramped up and it sounds pretty fantastic, really? Disembodied fragments of hip-hop and classic rock warp & blend into "found sounds"; screwed up, unrecognisable fragments of speech spiral in; choppy beats dissect the melodic passages in a way that's disorienting but so fascinating. The greatest achievement is that this feels like a whole new work of art but you can still nod your fucking head to it.
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