We have an unsolicited gem today, folks! This live EP by Heelhooks clocks in at around 15 minutes, and the music is aggressive laptop sound deconstruction put together by the London-based duo of Hans Lo (Unk) and Rob Shields (Sunplus). The lads describe their sound way better than I can:
“Initially starting as a pure noise project, Shields and Lo instead decided to change their approach in 2021 with a cleaner, sharper production using modular synthesis and realtime laptop processing. With a blend of scattered drums, deconstructed dance genres like deep house and techno, and samples ranging from body horror films and Hong Kong pop, the results of their improvised sessions are a series of abstract collages that ride the line between ambience and dissonance, serene and unsettling.”
It’s a strange little release, this one, straddling left-field music, IDM, post-concrete and experimental wrapped into a sharp and tidy package.