Raphy: You Can Have A Piece Of My Soul For The Lows (Bruiser Brigade, 2022)

June 4, 2022 at 11:51 am | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Raphy: You Can Have A Piece Of My Soul For The Lows

A member of the Detroit Lines collective as well as Danny Brown’s Bruiser Brigade, Raphy presents this mixtape made up of 16 vignettes, each of which seem to be fashioned from old soul records played with a needle that constantly skips. The tracks are slowed, stuttered, and played at shifting speeds, and there’s also a sort of morse code beep pinging through it all. It’s just a masterful example of how to take broken, malfunctioning “mistake” sounds and incorporate them into something that sounds complete and deliberate. Glitch-hop rarely ever sounds this soulful.

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