Architeq - Gold and Green [Tirk, 2009]
Kid Kameleon say: "Architeq's command of beats, space, sonics and timing is masterful. Rarely do you hear tracks that manage to take in the rare, sad, strange sonic magic of buzzing 80s synths, the head-nodding pleasure of the best hip-hop tracks of the past two decades, and the fearless rythmic experimentation that's now possible in 2009 and beyond." ...and he's right. a few weeks after this album was released i was spending quality time unloading my savings at my favorite record store; long-beard guy had on some martyn (see next album...) when i got there... the album ends &then he drops this little piece of genius; i couldn't keep digging it was so good. so i went and asked the guy who it was and bought it immediately. we've been in love ever since, me and this album. anyway, it's the style is somewhere near the intersection of dubstep and deep, dark bassment downtempo filth. complex arrangements, surgical affectation with the few (and outstanding) vocal tracks, mood like a million of those cheap novelty rings... so fucking good i can't even explain.
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