Body Ache Summer is a six part EP, divided into three. Confused?! Not if you listen, though – the first three tracks form a kind of suite, with a jagged violin track over a slow hip hop rhythm to make up ‘Waiting For Anything’, then a slow moving, plaintive string line preparing us for a harpsichord solo – something the Canadian DJ can claim to be pretty unique! It’s oddly effective though.
The Bricklayers Union is very DJ Shadow – long chords over a lively drum track. The final two parter, if you get my drift, starts with a cinematic, old-time movie orchestral loop and comes to a brooding finish with Sixtoo’s own vocoded rap. Interesting stuff – macabre around the edges and always changing focus.
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