Boomkat Product Review:
Yet another member of Max D’s brilliant Lifted project, Jeremy Hyman, shifts the game forward in his own style with the exquisitely spacious, deft synthesis and rhythms of Couch for Future Times.
There’s not a hint of tape hiss in earshot; everything is sparkling fresh, smoothly contoured and kerned with the subtlest nudges, making so much fudgy, by-numbers house “freaks” seem lazy and pedestrian in light of his hyper crisp harmonic froth and detailed grooves.
Couch kicks it off with a DMT-like exhalation of crystalline chords and burbling cyber-tribal percussion that gives way to a stumbling but chin-high swagger, and, subsequently the wickedly non-standard meter of Occupy Crawlspace, where he frames uniquely knotted, wooden drums against a backdrop of cascading chromatic waterfalls until a massive sub kicks in and pushes the whole thing into delirium.
And that was all only a warm-up for the main room attraction, New Edition, hugging hard to the B-side with an corkscrewing intro that secedes to a peak time techno trajectory before everything collapses at the breakdown, and find his dancing feet again.