Soulful rollers tinged with hybrid ideals and dream-drenched atmos by NYC producer Trust Image. Tapping into his Midwestern roots for fantasy jungle tape “Rory’s World”, imagination and naivety are processed into HD drum & bass with ears towards early Good Looking vibes and Cloud 9’s uplifters.
Expanding on the pallette of his previous more straight forward Metalheadz-inspired cassette which zoned back to ‘95, this new record has strains of ghetto house / detroit ghettotech running through it alongside more recent genre blurrings. The more Detroit-inspired "Doing U Wrong" leads to the Dance Mania-style drums of the first half of "Dream Cast" and then laces things with spiritual melodies. "Sun" is a straight up 7am rave in a field, except the field is purely imaginary—more like a dream in the mind of some Midwestern bedroom producer archetype, splitting time between NES sessions of “Little Nemo’s Dreamworld” and Fruity Loops production binges.
“Rory’s World” has the same wide-eyed euphoria of creation; his drum editing looks towards weird crossover ravey/breakbeat house stuff on labels like Nu-Groove and KMS, and with 10 years (on and off) worth of jungle proficiency, this cassette pulls back on the crazy drum editing and avoids being too techy or heady (“something people in Moschino can fuck with”) for a polished, dreamy maximalism.
released September 22, 2015
Art by Nick the Duke
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