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Genius sample sorcerer Carl Stone continues a stellar run for Unseen Worlds with five swingeing, plunderphonic pop and rock ’n roll dissections - a majority made while bed-ridden in hospital.
Coinciding his feature in The Wire magazine this month, ‘Gall Stones’ shares a clutch of shredded and restitched compositions made with MAX software while Stone was laid up with a gallstone attack at Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital. Like Dilla (but thankfully only a bit) he found relief from boredom via his laptop and sliced up these hyper latinate beauties for his benefit, and ours.
The almost Matias Aguayo-esque bustle of ’Summit’ is the odd one out, as it was recorded at the studios of Radio Free Nakano in February ’21, and perhaps most closely recalls his previous spin on a pop classic in ‘Flint’s’ off the ‘Al-Noor’ album, but pushed to hyper destroyed levels like The Automatics Group. The rest come from his hospital stay, taking in the swaggering hip hop horns and frenzied vocals of ‘Mouram’, plus the rock ’n roll chop up ‘Tokiwarai’, latin rock of ‘Vatanim’, and, aye, that’s gotta be La Bamba in ‘Tou Tou’.
Trust there’s nutty, joyful, life-giving levels on this one.