3 tracks from Quirke on the Whities label. This stuff feels chaotic and calm at the same time, like the producer is sitting in the middle of a whirl of looping synth lines, distorted drum machines and hazy pads, serenely tweaking everything to create the perfect slice of weirdo vintage bounce. Whities 007 feels really good.
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- Whities 007 by Quirke
No beats. That's the distinctive thing about the opener here ‘Cylinders’ which is just four minutes of tumbling synths that sound like they are cascading down a waterfall, occasionally the track hits silence only for the bubbly synths to re-appear and it's rather quizzically lovely. ‘Cope’ has a sort of beat - something is certainly pumping along under the barrage of treated synths. it has a scattered, fractious sound that is at once busy but kind of soothing. I can’t honestly say I have much to compare it to which is a great thing in my book. Perhaps Animal Collective’s sampledelic psych mayhem crossed with Aphex Twin’s analogue melodicisms.
Overleaf is something more relatively straightforward, a burbling slab of squelch that sounds like Skam records thrown into a paddling pool. A great record for fans of modern day electronics as it references the '90s era golden age whilst bringing something new to the party.
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