Music Review | posted 24.04.2011
Hype Williams
One Nation
Hippos In Tanks, 2011
Text Jan Wehn
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Witch House, Ghost Drone, Chillwave, Dream Pop – you don´t really get in any more, do you? Anyway, fact is that some sort of hipster collective adds almost daily some new form of pop-cultural references to the already quite confusing Library Music and sends it out into the world. And from here to there, the Lo Fi-Flag is up. Hype Williams first of all nick the name of the US-cult director. Besides, the duo puts a heap of obscure soundbits, scary vocal samples and bizarre loops together to form some psychedelic blog-electronica that leave you in a daze: Awry humming sythies on William, Shotgun Sprayer, obscure lyrical bits and pieces from a world between on Dragon Strout or Goapop on mushrooms on Jah. It all fits very well onto the playlist for the next comfy ketamin-feast. Beyond all that though, this narcotic Lo Fi-Trip is nothing worldshakingly surprising. My mother would probably say that this is not even music. I say, it is – but it doesn´t need to be praised to the skies above Berlin.

Hype Williams´album One Nation can be found on hhv.de: LP
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