"Houti Kush"

by RAMZI

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egonmcd
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egonmcd like if glados made a break up record. Favorite track: land of kush.
Conjureman
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Conjureman New age psychedelic electronic music.
Lush & often overstimulating, but with moments of meditative dancing shadows. Very original and super cool. Favorite track: land of kush.
Niccolo Brown
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Niccolo Brown Trying to decrypt the conceptual metaphysics behind "Houti Kush" would be an arduous task to say the least. Listening to its chimerical mosaic of depressurised dancehall, spongiform house and several other mystically made over electronic styles on the other hand, is the easiest and most blissful thing in the world. "Houti Kush" is 1080p's 15th release of 2015 and, brilliant though the previous 14 all were, it might just be their crowning glory. Favorite track: land of kush.
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Newly romantic and melodic tropic terrains on the signature perma-zoned alien electronics of Montreal (now Vancouver) based-producer RAMZI’s latest release and 1080p debut. Phoebé Guillemot’s parallel autonomous sci-fi RAMZI world is at once utopian and dystopian in the most wondrous, wide and red-eyed way, and these digital vine cutting expeditions span a vast and varied section of her own CGI’ed imaginary world of disorientating, bouncy hybrid genre experiments, heavily filtered samples, inverted dancehall rhythms, shredded jungle, distroid-vibed atmospheres and super weird, melodic repetitions.

Guillemot’s voyages have always been deeply rhythmic but the heavy psilocybic zones on “Houti Kush” step through from the frenetic/maximalist potencies of her previous “BÉBiTES” release into restrained but equally imagistic investigations into warm but unknown atmospheres, always humid and wavy with delirium. Even the actual field recordings of frogs at night on planet earth sound like the furthest out, web-footed cosmic creatures from her Houti realm.

Locking into very listenable but extremely twisted grooves and sort of magical-realist tones while retaining her specifically crazed, cluttered vibe throughout, Guillemot locates herself as the “Houti princess” of an album that actively seeks a new voice and distinct type of beauty. There’s a constant feeling that the dualities in her tracks could push them too far into the ever-present canopy of polyrhythms, but RAMZI somehow restrains it just at just the right level of their mutations.

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released July 21, 2015

Art by Phoebé Guillemot

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