Morten_HD: Naphtha tape (Visual Disturbances/Emergency Tapes, 2015)July 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Reviews | 1 Comment
I downloaded this off Bandcamp a while ago, but when I got the actual tape, I was delighted that it’s actually way longer than the download version (which is more of an EP). It’s presented as a mixtape rather than an album, and there’s basically an entire album’s worth of additional material. In this sense, the songs are actually mixed together. Sometimes it seems like it’s a bit of a stretch to make the songs fit, but it seems like a bumpy ride is necessary for the producer to get his story across. Very high quality neo-grime. Sharp but still light and feathery. The beats aren’t as jagged or crushing or broken as other producers, and the melodies sometimes seem like 3D figures or mysterious gas clouds but there’s still weight to them. It also flows pretty quickly, it doesn’t feel like an intense, imposing marathon session of toughness. Also highly recommended is his Xenoglossia tape from earlier this year.