Boomkat Product Review:
Sharp Veins evacuates the contents of his HD with a massive 30-track, 2hr 24min album covering the wingspan of his styles, from bittersweet ambient to mutant R&B and grime, for UNO NYC...
In terms of both its variegated quality and expansive quantity, ‘Detritus Preterit Selections’ is inarguably Sharp Veins’ most significant release to date, and, like his colourful, prickly oddity ‘Bleeds Colours and Puddles’, it finds a perfect home amid UNO’s inventive roster, which already counts Arca, Chino Amobi and Aquarian in its number.
In his now distinctive style, SV moves freely in each track, often starting out one place only to end up somewhere quite different by the end of the cut, and with a grasp of off-kilter, bittersweet digital dissonance that watermarks these 30 tracks as his own.
DJs could do much worse than check for the strongly synaesthetic grime tang of ‘Televise Icarus V1’ for an ideal example of his electronica/grime hybrids, while lovers of stranger electronic pop should check out ‘Lets Wash Our Hands V3’ for something like a salty, technoid Panda Bear, and weightless seekers need to clock the curdled ambience of ‘I Care For What U Wish For V1’, and the pirouetting figures of ‘Drawing.’