Wednesday, January 25, 2012

VA - Outsourced Vol. 5 [OUT_31]

Outlier Recordings continues to be one of the best things to happen to music with the fifth installment in their flawless "Outsourced" series of compilations, featuring subgenre after subgenre from futuristic friends Memotone, Zack Christ, Fancy Mike, Handbook, m∞n, XTRNGR, Kwala (one of my new favorite artists), label and all around musical bosses Oddlogic and WIE plus an internetsworth more. The overall aesthetic of these tracks seems to stem from "future" and "gaze" sounds, filled with saturated samples and strange stuttering bass patterns incorporating textures and techniques from styles such as clicky and fuzzy IDM, chilled-out and wonked-up [trip/hip/glitch]-hop respectively, bleepy bubbly dub and its accompanying "step", jittery juke and blissed out ambient; making for a fresh and interesting listen.

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