Hudson Mohawke, criminally underrated as he's, simply launched his 3rd studio album, Cry Sugar, this previous Friday. Most often, we do our perfect to percentage information of a unlock of this magnitude day-of, however this album is so dense and distinctive that we simply needed to take the weekend (plus every other day) to totally digest it.
The brand new complete duration arrives that includes prior to now launched singles “Bicstan,” “Stump,” and “Dance Eternally.” Cry Sugar deepens his apply of manufacturing motivational tune for membership goers — uplifting the debauchery and provoking many via his personal logo of anthemic maximalism. Certainly, social gathering of HudMo’s manufacturing allure is the best way he places such a lot into each tune, whether or not it’s the paranormal notes of “Stump,” the grandiose, M83-esque “Lonely Days,” or the loopy and wild “3 Sheets To The Wind.”
Amidst the sound of MRI machines and contorted celebratory howls, Mohawke hints at an athletic talent to rage neatly into the following decade. The results of which has been a manufacturing taste ready to combine components of jazz fusion, prog rock, satisfied hardcore, chiptune, and extra with formal educations in rave, hip-hop, soul, IDM, and glitch. The vast and complicated nuance of most of these genres and extra has grow to be the palette of the Hudson Mohawke sound.
Mentioned within the unlock for the album, “Cry Sugar serves as Hudson Mohawke’s first paintings deeply knowledgeable by means of apocalyptic movie rankings and soundtracks by means of everybody from the past due Vangelis to the goofy major-chord pomp of 90s John Williams. Particularly on tracks like ‘Stump,’ gut-wrenching scenes emerge as party-goers go back house post-club amidst emerging sea-levels, bomb cyclones, and flickering wildfires. Cry Sugar additionally serves as Mohawke’s personal demented OST to attain the twilight of our cultural meltdown. Because the album’s paintings (by means of Wayne horse Willehad Eilers) depicts—we're arm-in-arm with the Ghostbusters marshmallow guy, returning house whilst swinging a bottle of Jack handiest to gaze out on the grey tempest of a coming disaster.”
Pay attention to the eclectic 19-track album, Cry Sugar, from Hudson Mohawke, under.
Photograph by means of Jonnie Chambers