Saturday 1 October 2011

September Review : Glass Swords

September Review : Birdy Nam Nam - Defiant Order

September Review : Modeselektor - Monkeytown

I would have hard times trying to explain how Rustie sounds. Electro, hip hop, aqua crunk, garage, jungle, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW, just shouting words that sound cool and might be appropriate..

Rustie is an artist I discovered, with Hudson Mohawke, two years ago during a Warp/Ed Banger party in Paris. Those two guys blew my mind.

So, what to expect from this album ? 13 tracks, 13 ways to bang your head, 13 synths, claps, drums and weird vocals to discovere how versatile Rustie is.

First song of the album is Glass Swords, it's more of an intro, but a damn good intro, a "how to use electric guitar in an electro song".

The next one is Flash Back, a lot of little sounds reminding the synths used by Hudson Mohawke, might be a little tribute, I don't know.

Surph, oh, just another regular Rustie track, wait no, it's amazing.

A song that really got me thinking is Hover Traps. You can hear those powerful Trance synths you hear all the time. Well, he took them to another level, simple as that.

City Star is another example of the things he's able to create. Hip Hop Electro at its finest.

Ultra Thizz, banger of the album.

All Nite sounds like he sampled the chorus of a 1996 summer hit, throwed it into acid, that would be the result.

It might not fit everyone's taste, because Rustie is pretty weird to listen to. Anyway, that album is ridiculously great, no wonder that guy is signed on Warp, they don't release half finished albums filled up with average tracks. Rustie took his time, and I'm glad he did because he came back with something that is even a bit above what he usually releases.

So that was the third album review of September. Of course other albums came out during this month, but I don't really have enough time to buy/listen/write about everything and I don't enjoy making review of things I do not enjoy. So yes, all three albums are amazing to me, because they are from artists I really digg, I might not really be objective about everything, but I tried !


1 comment:

canvas print said...

Rustie is such a great Warp artist - this blog has it's finger on the pulse! :)