Boomkat Product Review
Originally issued as a free mixtape back in February 2012, 'The Narcissist II' is a tripped-out set of R&B, psych-pop and '90s ghetto movie ambient themes from the dude half of Hype Williams. As ever with HW-affiliated output, it sounds like it could be the work of four people, not two, or even one. It's got a voyeuristic element which we're really feeling, like you're hovering in a shadowed ceiling cornice of his studio/apartment, high on his bleed fumes and watching him meander between played-out VHS tapes, synths, guitar and an MPC, evening slipping to night to morning in fuzzed out hi-slow speed dubbing. To pick out highlights from the fug would almost dissipate the magic, it's the kind of release that's gotta be heard from start to finish in one go. Highly recommended.