April 13, 2012
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - 'Black Is Beautiful'
Pop cultural flotsam
6 / 10 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.
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