Boomkat Product Review:
Young Paint is Actress’ AI learning programme which has been progressively emulating his transition from greyscale to silvertone since the release of ‘Hazyville’ ten years ago.
For its self-titled debut, Young Paint renders six tracks of baked electronics and techno hydrolicks that sound like the bossman Actress, which means the possibly apocryphal machine is doing its job as instructed.
‘Travel Paint’ and ‘Neutral Paint’ start up sounding like jazzed-up, worn-down Chain Reaction mutations, or the whisked takes on 154’s ‘Strike’ sound, while ‘Boy Paint’ takes time for a gauzier bliss-out (do AI machines bliss out?).
The seond half is strongest, though. The crooked lurch and coruscating textures of ‘Twisty Paint’ connote cranky AI thoughts of a lo-fi Autechre, while ‘Ai Paint’ divines a deep soul in the machine, and ‘Kat Paint’ supplies our percy with a perfectly weighted balance of Detroit ghetto-tech and classical keys that couldn’t have come from anywhere but the Actress studio...