Herein lies Whities new release for artist Minor Science, whose music overwhelms as its subleties escape into the treeline. Whities 012 works with the juxtaposition of its overwhelming, certainly noisy throbbing bass and lighter dynamics that throw the whole thing into tranquility. With the frenzied heaviness and sickly delicacies, it kinda feels like Minor Science has made an electronic post-hardcore record. Or not. Anyway it's essential.
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- Whities 012 by Minor Science
Here is Minor Science with his 3rd record on Whities, and so far it’s looking like every 4th record on the label is down to him. Look at that cover - fancy things behind yellow shapes. Retro futurist. Though it’s probably more accurate to describe his music as entirely the latter - machine sounds from the world to come.
Opener ‘Volumes’ is like hanging at a synthetic beach party, enjoying club-reminiscent polyrhythms over sunshine chords before it drops and there’s some huge bass rumbling the sand. It even knocked down Richard D James’ sandcastle. It’s fine, he can buy another. It takes such a dramatic turn, but both worlds work so well as a juxtaposition, from perfectly crafted bliss to expertly-produced slow bass.
‘Another Moon’ drifts past some moomins that sound like they’ve been on the helium balloons too long. Little high pitched squeaky things hanging out next to some odd timed kicks and very chill synth arps. This gets stripped back to a sorta surrealist, minimal electro beat but the moomins are brought along for the ride. Dammit, just when I was ready to give something a 7 today, and I end up enjoying it all.
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