March 29, 2011
Afterlife – Hypnautic Rinse
Afterlife has been one of the most productive acts in music this year, and each release has only seen them improving. Now they’ve gone and dropped a total masterpiece on us – the bubbling and brilliant Hypnautic Rinse from the always reliable Stunned Records. Afterlife has hinted at their capability to create a whole new world with their music – especially on the sublime Bleeding Through the Fabric tape – but with this release, they succeed in ways I could have never imagined. Their trademark blown out drone intertwines with passages of shimmering beauty and bubbling buzzes, all rising and falling with the grandiosity and precision of an opera. Afterlife is officially playing in the big leagues now. A totally essential release.
February 24, 2011
Afterlife – Bleeding Through the Fabric
I’m still not sick of Afterlife’s incredible split with Thoughts on Air, recently released on Hooker Vision, but I couldn’t be more stoked to hear more from the blown-out Brooklyn electronic duo. Here offering all sorts of noisy, droney synth beauty, this tape sounds absolutely next-level brilliant and is sure to be melting off our iced-over faces in preparation for spring. Blissing out can begin now.
Afterlife – “Bleeding Through the Fabric”