unfoundsound presents a six-track masterpiece courtesy
of brooklyn's david last -- featuring three original
numbers, plus three remixes by so inagawa (of the
suffragettes), ditch and suz.
on the whatwhat? ep, david last demonstrates
his diverse music-making dexterity and crystal-clean production skills.
the ep commences with "animal hybrids" -- a quirky, snippy dancefloor
killer fueled by snarling found sounds and snappy percussion that all
minimal techno djs can appreciate. then on "where it falls",
david last slows the bpm down to a chugging crawl --
yielding a groovy, slow-paced dub tune meticulously doused with blips,
bleeps and heady reverbs (somewhat reminiscent of monolake). this is followed
by "sporty ankles" -- a minimal masterwork that moves gently
with broken beats, pretty vocal stabs, snippy percussion, drenching reverbs
and a dubby undertone. then so inagawa reworks "where
it falls" into a deep, sample-heavy minimal ass-shaker soaked with
goofy found sounds and reverb-drenched timbres. then ditch
offers an upbeat remix of "sporty ankles" -- a driving crowd-pleaser
with a hard-hitting beat, gritty melodies and funny sound-sculpting. and
last but not least, suz offers another version of "where
it falls" -- a sexy and heady minimal house ditty doused with chopped
up vocal snippets, a rumbling bassline, grainy textures and shuffly percussion.
oh yeah! another whoppin' ep!