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My tooth has been aching. It’s okay, I made an appointment at the dentist, I’m going at 2.30 (tooth hurty). Ha!...What??? I’m just trying to cheer everyone up though this record I’m about to tell you about is one of this week’s better ones.
Mark Templeton...Mark Templeton...Mark...Templeton. Nope. I’ve not heard of him. He produces a kind of chopped up dusty melancholia that sits somewhere between The Caretaker and J Dilla. It’s terrifically original, full of strange old loops that go hither, thither and elsewhere but there is a real cut hip hop feel to it with slowed down horns that according to the press release sound like a jazz club under the sea. I know what they are getting at.
There are spooky voices, strange interludes. I’ve been playing it both at 33rpm and 45rpm, not because I was experimenting but because I made a mistake and the album sounds interesting at both speeds. Templeton has managed to find the place where hauntology meets splice-hop, it’s not an easy listen but golly is it distinctive.
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