Pop cultural flotsam
Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland are the duo behind Hype Williams, whose history of self-mythologising and alienation tactics (no track names!) acts as a filter against those intolerant of pretentious bullshit. A shame, as their take on the contracted attention span, James Ferraro-style data stream of consciousness meme is an interesting one. There’s medicated pop smothered in tape hiss, organ workouts over dub techno stabs, flashes of R&B and ambient synth drones. However, these drifts of pop cultural flotsam feel eerily dislocated, as if there was little joy in the psychic bloodletting. Strangely compelling, though.
Director: Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland
Record label: Hyperdub
Release date: 16 Apr, 2012