redHat: F (Rare Nnudes, 2015)December 25, 2015 at 4:04 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Unbelievably happy to have a new release from Philly’s redHat, and it’s on yet another netlabel with dozens of free releases on Bandcamp that I have absolutely no time to listen to. This guy is easily one of the better current breakcore artists that I’m aware of, taking noisy breaks and glitch sound design and injecting it with trap, juke, ____ club, etc. More so than just hyped-up beats, there’s a structure to this release, all of the tracks flow into each other (minus the remix at the end) and there’s common themes and sounds, making it a sort of mini-symphony. Not to mention it starts with a Satie deconstruction, and then returns to (and reverses) it towards the end of the release. Super-harsh, with smashed jungle beats and gunshots, but there’s all sorts of atmospheres to it. Way more people need to be up on this guy.