Lo-tech homemade house and techno maneuvers out of British Columbia from D. Tiffany, whose recent relocation from Vancouver to her hometown of Nelson resulted in this debut collection of super raw and mesmeric experiments in home electronics.
Inflected with some of the acid and much of the smoke from her 1080p split with Bobby Draino last year (under the Xophie Xweetland moniker), this self-titled release is as immersive as dissociative. Jittery, hypnogogic drifters like opener “Tranq Moon” are a mission statement for the smoked out and slinky grooves that emanate out of each of this release as a whole; loose but economical hybrids with a twisted sense of motion and genuinely weird sense of texture.
“Fade Groove”’s nine minutes are a foggy yet glassy trip bumping with restless cowbell and a busted acid melody, a perfect example in both name and nature of her interest in deconstructing classic tempos into an indoors, escapist blur of brittle textures and subdued euphoria.
D. Tiffany’s take on fantasy seems a specific one, a sort of burnt out flight of fancy thanks to a wild and fried imagination and just straight up cabin fever from the heavy Nelson winter. This deracinated take on house and techno ideals is built with blissed-out naivety and a super idiosyncratic set of frenetic rhythms and eye for comfy vibrations.