catalogue

PSYMUN

RAINBOW PARTY (GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL)

PSYMUN - RAINBOW PARTY 109456
format:
1 12"
release:
05.05.2017
label:
GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL
genre:
Hip Hop
item ID:
109456
barcode:
0804297828510
Punky noise, woozy hip-hop and oddball electronics are throwing a rager and it's a colorful one. Such is the basis for new Ghostly signee Psymun's Rainbow Party EP, a three-track foray into the far reaches of Hip-Hop from the Minnesotan music-maker.

As part of the acclaimed Thestand4rd project (including fellow Minnesotans Corbin (aka Spooky Black), Bobby Raps and Allan Kingdom) as well as solo work on the Pink Label - Psymun returns with a sonic statement that's as emotive and adventurous as the impressive as the work he's supplied his crew with.

EP opener "Glitch Tundra" features frequent collabora- tor Chester Watson dropping in over a sweeping, ominous beat, all fog and chilly echo.

Stretching out over seven minutes, an ominous vocal sweeps overhead while synths stagger upwards and dip beneath before a psychedelic, rowdy turn rips deep into the project's heart.

The rest of Rainbow Party doubles-down on the project's noise influence. Borne out of a prompt from Ryan Olson of fellow Minneapolis outfit Poli├ža, Psymun endeavored to make a set of music entirely at 55 bpm, and two of his experiments evolved into the finished tracks included here.

"I Need My Boy," in a departure from some of his prior production work, relies almost entirely on an arsenal of hardware to thump and wail; a voltaic and warm sonic quality which Psymun says even he finds hard to emulate without his newly acquired synthesizers.

"Confetti" also makes use of analogue equipment, but works within a palette that may be more familiar to the producer's fans: jangly percussion and aquatic melody intertwine for a slow-burning but dynamic exercise in leftfield beatmaking.

As the track draws to a close, vocalist K.Raydiodrops in for a phantasmagoric few bars before the noisy cannon blows once more.

It's an aptly titled closer, streamers drifting from above as the festivities come to an end: a party to be remem- bered in technicolor.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. GLITCH TUNDRA
  • 1.2. I NEED MY BOY
  • 1.3. CONFETTI