Boomkat Product Review:
Bit of a fucking special one, deploying a 10-minute long Huerco S. reconfiguration of Carmen Villain’s smoke-stained 'Subtle Bodies’, with the vainqueur-esque fog of the original on the flip.
'Subtle Bodies' is a moonlit cut from Villain's new full-length sprawl 'Only Love From Now On', following on from her appearance on Parris's killer 'Soaked In Indigo Moonlight’ album. It positions Villain squarely in the electronic realm, burying whirlpool vocals under dense pads and tight Burial Mix dub washes. There's a beat, but it's reduced to a paper-lite thud and syncopated clicks, that dance around a potent dream pop cauldron.
Huerco S. lends a gaseous inverted trance heart-melter on the flip, teasing the original into a gauzily frayed dembow/D&B/dub-techno flux that comes off like DJ Python’s ‘Mas Amable’ reshaped by Shinichi Atobe. He slows the track to a sexy, hard-swung crawl, emphasising Villain's click clack rhythm, but only just, eventually poking euphoric synths thru the DIN-flavored dust.
Very sick, aye.