The AHT crew is proud to release this meeting of minds from two of our favorite artists, Minneapolis’ Sunk and Philly’s Chaperone.
Following a recent vinyl stunner for Great Circles, Chaperone leads side A with two of his signature battered visions of dub techno. The relentless, bit-crushed dread of “Stated Think I Should Go/Held By Force” gives way to the fizzing, blank-stare loops of the appropriately titled “Windows Shut Out Warm Afternoon Calls.”
After several releases for Detroit’s Crisis Urbana, side B finds Sunk continuing down the path first hinted on the Human Crisis compilation (AHT017), supplementing his complexly structured matrices of textured patterns with interlocking beats. “Ice Clouds” sounds like prying open tombs in the hull of a floating pyramid, while the detailed melodies of “Broken Wrists” and “Headless Edit” manage to connect the intimacy of everyday ennui with a sense of something beyond.