Album review: Hudson Mohawke - 'Butter'

Dig a little deep and there's some melodies to be had here

Figuring ‘wonky’ just won’t do, Glasgow whizzkid Hudson Mohawke has provided some suggestions as to what to call his overripe electronica. Neither ‘hologram rock’ nor ‘irridescent body music’ are likely to catch on, but at least they give you a clue as to what’s in the box. ‘Fruit Touch’ is a treacly Squarepusher, ‘FUSE’ is the theme tune to a kids’ science show hosted by Pharrell and George Clinton, and ‘Just Decided’ sounds like Cameo trapped in Super Mario World. ‘Butter’ is twitchier than a smoker on a 12-hour flight, and you wish Hud-Mo would have more confidence in his majestic melodies before shredding them. For the intrepid listener, though, this is popping candy for the ears.

Sam Richards

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7 / 10

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