Boomkat Product Review:
Demdike Stare and Hype Williams present sun-dazed, 180º revisions of the Shangaan Electro sound for Honest Jon's Records.
Landing in quick succession to those outlandish versions by Actress, both sets of artists here view the sound from detached, impressionistic perspectives, resulting in four richly psychedelic experiences. It's difficult to discern any original elements in Demdike's two versions; the first features ostensibly "tribal" percussions perhaps best suited for post-ritual hours, the party laid to waste and surveyed by a flock of cannibalistic gulls.
On the dub, all that's left is a lingering trace of dislocated spirit voices and gulls hovering for the morsel of rhythm trapped, stuttering in the sampler. Hype Williams' side is far removed still, flipping the beat to a skeletal jazz break while Ms Copeland lends a faded, Lynchian, chamber-pop vocal to 'My Love', and the hollowed-out, bass drowned dub...