Boomkat Product Review:
Abstract grime and electronic outlier Sharp Veins dispatches his most distinguished material yet with Bleeds Colours And Puddles on NYC’s estimable UNO label (Arca, Fatima Al Qadiri, Chino Amobi) after spicy shots fired on Glacial Sound and Different Circles.
Balancing a strong tolerance for salty, textured digital noise with a predilection for bittersweet melodic arrangements, Bleeds Colours Into Pools catches the Alabama-based artist projecting bold new structures at the periphery of club music, banking fractal digital decay and warped choral synth voices in Burnished Purple and squashing scintillating chromatic convolutions with crankiest souther hip hop rhythms in Grayer Shadows, then really letting it all fly with the rare intensity of Learn Boxing Miami’s sparring grime and noise clash.
Perhaps mercifully the 2nd half affords some respite with the melancholy swoon and knock of Bye, but he’s out to light you up, not seduce, with the sodium grime-trance tang of Wave_Cut and the lemon-biting sensation of Empty, piling J-pop like hooks on a lurching industrial rhythm.
Shockingly satisfying styles. Chow down!