You’re falling fast through the air. All around you is blue sky, and the towering buildings below appear minuscule. After falling for a while, you look down and see something odd; a large circle with a pink, liquid-like surface has appeared directly under you. You flail to avoid hitting it, but it’s no use. You close your eyes and splash right through it. You’re floating now, and you open your eyes to see a perplexing world filled with bright colors and amorphous beings . . .
In the artist’s words, this is a “story about a gelatinous worm-shaped creature… he/she is sad because his/her existence consists of being blasted through endless wormholes into different worlds that don’t make any sense — full of floating fruit and pink mist.” You know that you’re intrigued. Chinese Nü Yr is the newest release from Iglooghost, the young, largely unidentified new producer backed by Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label.
These tracks spare not a second of the record’s brisk 16-minute duration, and proceed with fierce momentum that’s both chaotically sporadic and meticulously composed. There’s a plethora of influences on display in varying capacities — 2-step, breakcore, drum & bass, footwork, grime — all textured with gloss, and adorned with bubblegum-sweet synth melodies and otherworldly pitch-shifted vocals at breakneck speeds.
There’s something to be said about an artist that can pack a full-length’s worth of ideas into just four songs, execute those ideas with the grace of a seasoned professional, and do it as a semi-anonymous 18-year-old on a debut release. This record is irrefutable evidence that we can expect many more wonderful things from this fresh producer. If you’re seeking glossy, experimental electronics, this album is for you.
– stasi (@stasisphere)