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Mimosa, Sanctuary
False Idol Music, Oct. 25

By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



This one, from the highly touted tech wunderkind based in L.A. via Frisco, helped keep me company on a recent four-hour drive. Turned low, it isn’t the most fantastic thing, as what sticks out are lightsaber/glitch mumblings punctuated by cheese-shop 808 drums. Turn the knob some, though, and it really does become a lush, fascinating little world, hooking the sounds of Orbital and all that great stuff up with old-jack hip-hop, progressive house, and varied other things. “Night Terrors” makes beautiful noise out of a sample of (I presume) a kid’s voice, and if you’re a fan of OG, the 3 Wize Men-like electro-tabla chill of “Ice Box” will make you yearn for the old days even worse than you do now. More by default than anything else, this kid’s been tagged a drum-n-bass guy, a vibe he hits out of the park on “Way Back To You” by mixing woofer-rattle-wobble with blippy runway-model techno and crunk drums. Lots of interesting melodies (“Fluorescence” is as addictive as anything you’d expect from, say, Elephant Man), a fearless approach to noise, and one or two Ed Banger touchstones for your slower buddies. A —Eric W. Saeger
 






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