Suplington‘s record Tokyo Reflections came out on Youngbloods a couple months back, and as I initially passed over it, I listened to it again recently and realized what a special record this is, and immediately bought the vinyl (there aren’t many left – but there’s plenty of digital copies). But now with their recent release of Bleak from krakaur, they are dropping Tokyo Reflections Remixed on October 2nd.
Honestly I’ve never heard hybrid-dance music quite like these tracks. The ambient introduction of “Tokyo” drops right into a four-by-four kick format and the drums become slowly deconstructed while never losing the flow of the rhythm. The second A-side, “Escapism,” subscribes more to traditional house with a more consistent 4-x-4 pattern while maintaining the ambient vibe that pairs well with the synth chord like a fine wine and cheese. “Maborosi” also has house influence, but not at first while the percussion seems to discover itself as time elapses. The B-sides are more rhythmically deviant from the genre than the A’s (yet aesthetically coherent), with “Osaku” and remixes from Alphabets Heaven and Rhododendron. But front to back this is a record that increases with excellency with every listen.
Now the big part is Youngblood’s next release, Tokyo Reflections Remixed, out early next month with an awesome flip from Sasquatch that they posted on Soundcloud yesterday. This remix roster is thick as bricks
Now if this isn’t the tightest shit you’ve listened to, get the fuck out of my face.
You can pre-order Tokyo Reflections Remixed here.