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Scott
20-02-2012, 03:43 PM
Hi, I'm new here. Forgive me if I've plonked this in the wrong zone but:
http://www.mediafire.com/?h8rh7ih5d5imxmh
New Dean blunt uploaded last night, narcissist cdr plus 12 mins of new stuff. Im a big fan,any thoughts?

P.s how do you embed soundcloud around these parts? tried everything and it always looked garbled.

outraygeous
20-02-2012, 04:40 PM
when youtube clips are not enough

SecondLine
21-02-2012, 12:39 AM
streaming here:

<object height="81" width="100%"> <param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ft racks%2F37160106"></param> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param> <embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ft racks%2F37160106" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed> </object> <span><a href="http://soundcloud.com/cplnd/the-narcissist-ii">The Narcissist II</a> by <a href="http://soundcloud.com/cplnd">cplnd</a></span>

Scott - you have to scroll down a bit and uncheck the box in 'additional options' called 'automatically parse links in text'...it's a pain in the arse

Only given this a couple of listens but I really liked it...I'm a relative Hype Williams Novice but been really intrigued by it lately. What's a good starting point?

SecondLine
21-02-2012, 12:42 AM
I like the slow jams, they're so fucked

e/y
21-02-2012, 12:53 AM
What's a good starting point?

I'd say Do Roids And Kill E'rything & Dior EP, then the Find Out What Happens When etc, etc album.

this is from them, too, right?

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SecondLine
21-02-2012, 12:58 AM
I'd say Do Roids And Kill E'rything & Dior EP, then the Find Out What Happens When etc, etc album.

this is from them, too, right?

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3eC14ZJ7KVU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

cheers for the recommends!

That track's on the end of the mixtape. Been caning it off youtube for the last couple of weeks, nice to find it on there

Gombreak
21-02-2012, 09:50 AM
streaming here:

<object height="81" width="100%"> <param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ft racks%2F37160106"></param> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param> <embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ft racks%2F37160106" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed> </object> <span><a href="http://soundcloud.com/cplnd/the-narcissist-ii">The Narcissist II</a> by <a href="http://soundcloud.com/cplnd">cplnd</a></span>

Scott - you have to scroll down a bit and uncheck the box in 'additional options' called 'automatically parse links in text'...it's a pain in the arse

Only given this a couple of listens but I really liked it...I'm a relative Hype Williams Novice but been really intrigued by it lately. What's a good starting point?

Best to go from One Nation, then the Untitled debut on Carnivals they did I think, then start filling in blanks with their stream of side releases.
They got an absolute shit tonne of stuff though, i sent You my collection recently when he asked for some stuff and it was a nightmare finding a free way to transfer 1gb+ of music.

http://i40.tinypic.com/1yuyjq.jpg

Barmy considering they've only existed properly for a couple of years

e/y
21-02-2012, 11:35 AM
cheers for the recommends!

That track's on the end of the mixtape. Been caning it off youtube for the last couple of weeks, nice to find it on there

no worries :) haven't had the chance to listen to the tape yet, but really like that one track.

Scott
21-02-2012, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the pro tip secondline.
I agree with everyone here, the albums. One nation was a favourite of last year for sure. Often the side releases are revised editions of other side releases and the like. Narcissist 2 is the first CDr with an additional intro and extended by 12 minutes of new material for example. If you can get hold of it, Inga copeland's untitled 12" is pretty good. You can hear bits on youtube:
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It's great to me that, as fast as things spread across the internet these days, Hype Williams releases can sneak out until sold out before most people even realise. I can't get enough of their dream-like, nostalgic sound.

Gombreak
06-04-2012, 12:08 PM
An hour and a halfs worth of stuff to download free from the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/apr/06/download-dean-blunt-inga-copeland?newsfeed=true

The upcoming hyperdub album is pretty good too

yyaldrin
06-04-2012, 12:28 PM
An hour and a halfs worth of stuff to download free from the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/apr/06/download-dean-blunt-inga-copeland?newsfeed=true

The upcoming hyperdub album is pretty good too

Have you heard the upcoming album then? I'm looking forward so much! Am absolutely in love with this snippet:

http://soundcloud.com/cargorecords/dean-blunt-and-inga-copeland

Are there any other previews of the upcoming album?

Gombreak
06-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Have you heard the upcoming album then? I'm looking forward so much! Am absolutely in love with this snippet:

http://soundcloud.com/cargorecords/dean-blunt-and-inga-copeland

Are there any other previews of the upcoming album?

Promos got sent out t'other day, as for snippets i'm not sure. There's the trailer thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpfdWOYo-2U&list=UU9NWMLbLCWXO_f9Yv5O6sbA&index=1&feature=plcp

yyaldrin
06-04-2012, 02:13 PM
Promos got sent out t'other day, as for snippets i'm not sure. There's the trailer thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpfdWOYo-2U&list=UU9NWMLbLCWXO_f9Yv5O6sbA&index=1&feature=plcp
Ah, I forgot everyone on here is a journalist. There's some nice tracks on that guardian bundle though, like the AMIR voc mix track especially!

yyaldrin
07-04-2012, 12:45 PM
Someone upped it to youtube, nice!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HsZs5ifW2A

Gombreak
07-04-2012, 01:50 PM
Found myself really enjoying 'this is the remix' too

yyaldrin
07-04-2012, 01:50 PM
poison dub unmasterd is rough as well I think.

yyaldrin
07-04-2012, 01:58 PM
PROGRESSION is cool too, the whole thing is worth checking out anyway, very nice package!

paolo
07-04-2012, 04:20 PM
They're in the Guardian, of all places - http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/05/hype-williams-speak-the-truth


So is rap a big influence? "I hate it. (What's the Story) Morning Glory is the best album ever. That's what I listen to day in day out. Inga can vouch for that – when she's staying over in Lisbon that's all she hears. 'Turn that guitar shit off!' So no, I hate hip-hop. I'm not joking." You don't listen to anything else but Oasis? "I like repetition. You know how Steve Jobs wore that same polo neck? I listen to the same album." This feels like crying wolf again, but he really seems genuine.

e/y
07-04-2012, 04:30 PM
fucking hell, some of the comments below the line are so stupid, even by the website's usual standards.

yyaldrin
07-04-2012, 05:15 PM
fucking hell, some of the comments below the line are so stupid, even by the website's usual standards.

Lol, some ppl.


CritiqueandSalve

6 April 2012 7:45PM

The group fulfill many of the metrosexual cosmopolitan fantasies of middle aged hipsters. They lurk in trendy cultural capitals, one transcended boxing for white geek low-fi, the other the eastern bloc, coming together to ratify the multicultural sensibilities of the general population of Pitchfork readership.

They quench the thirst for more audio American Apparel, giving legions of their drainpipe trousered, thick blackframed glasses wearing loosely banged hairstyle dropping fans the opportunity to nod along with songs called 'black is beautiful' without having to look ridiculous listening to rap ever again.

Ory
09-04-2012, 02:18 PM
poison dub unmasterd is rough as well I think.

samples a rapid beat doesn't it?

paolo
10-04-2012, 03:30 PM
Stream the new album here - http://www.residentadvisor.net/feed-item.aspx?id=44803

yyaldrin
11-04-2012, 08:03 PM
Track two is a cover of Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby, which I had never heard of but is sounding pretty sexy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONIJXHvoynw

e/y
11-04-2012, 08:21 PM
I had the 4th and 5th tracks playing on repeat for a good hour yesterday.

Leo
11-04-2012, 09:24 PM
Track two is a cover of Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby, which I had never heard of but is sounding pretty sexy.

can what hype williams does be called a "cover"? haven't heard this track specifically but thinking about other stuff like this doug hream blunt track from "gentle persuasion" that they basically just take, maybe slow down a little, and put it out under their name. seems like a two-minute sample with a little bit of minor tinkering.

don't get me wrong, i enjoy some hype stuff, just think they are stretching their thing a little thin.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZsad3s3hk

grizzleb
11-04-2012, 09:38 PM
Aye, it's well wide - I think that track is actually much better though (lol) so it's OK with me. I'm not sold on the new album yet though, it doesn't seem as bold/big as their other stuff, kinda meandering a little but I should probably give them the benefit of the doubt, I thought that about the attitude rar and there's some proper belters in there.

They're probably some of the most talented people working in electronic music atm imo, properly original even if it doesn't always work right.

SecondLine
11-04-2012, 10:45 PM
properly original even if it doesn't always work right.

yup definitely

Gombreak
12-04-2012, 09:07 AM
can what hype williams does be called a "cover"? haven't heard this track specifically but thinking about other stuff like this doug hream blunt track from "gentle persuasion" that they basically just take, maybe slow down a little, and put it out under their name. seems like a two-minute sample with a little bit of minor tinkering.

don't get me wrong, i enjoy some hype stuff, just think they are stretching their thing a little thin.

It's just something to take as part of their schtick, in the 'whole' of their albums it makes sense to me really as part of their aesthetic. For example in One Nation, 'Break4love' is just an orchestral piece played backwards, but in the context of its placement makes it seem particularly haunting, at least to me.

I was researching the band for a thought piece earlier this year that I never got round to doing and came across this. It's written by the 'Inga' and seems to parallel and highlight a lot of the ideas of the stuff they put out and the way they work.

http://kaleidoscope-press.com/web-specials/online-wiley-words-by-aliina-astrova/

yyaldrin
12-04-2012, 09:54 AM
I had the 4th and 5th tracks playing on repeat for a good hour yesterday.

Those are ace yea. Though I can't help thinking about this fucking Dutch carnaval song which has the exact same melody as the beginning of track 5 on the Hype Williams album.

:confused:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMLQ3fTRXhc:confused:

yyaldrin
12-04-2012, 09:55 AM
It's just something to take as part of their schtick, in the 'whole' of their albums it makes sense to me really as part of their aesthetic. For example in One Nation, 'Break4love' is just an orchestral piece played backwards, but in the context of its placement makes it seem particularly haunting, at least to me.

I was researching the band for a thought piece earlier this year that I never got round to doing and came across this. It's written by the 'Inga' and seems to parallel and highlight a lot of the ideas of the stuff they put out and the way they work.

http://kaleidoscope-press.com/web-specials/online-wiley-words-by-aliina-astrova/

I agree with this yea. The covers really fit into the rest of their output, unlike for example the contested Zomby cover on Dedication, which I think doesn't really fit on that album.

Aww Nein
15-04-2012, 04:37 AM
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I was researching the band for a thought piece earlier this year that I never got round to doing and came across this. It's written by the 'Inga' and seems to parallel and highlight a lot of the ideas of the stuff they put out and the way they work.

http://kaleidoscope-press.com/web-specials/online-wiley-words-by-aliina-astrova/

that article gives good context for this video they made for oneohtrix

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Gombreak
15-04-2012, 07:50 AM
Never would've guessed id have seen a Hype Williams album in The Times, never mind with 4 stars.

yyaldrin
15-04-2012, 04:20 PM
So I went to this Hype Williams concert last night and expected Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland or whatever their names are but instead some white guy was performing. He was wearing weird goggles and had painted his face black, lips red, looked a bit like Black Peter. Shot a tiny video of it, this went on for about 20 minutes then he just walked off the stage and disappeared. Some hours later I got kicked out of a hard-trance party.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np81ZXOfVaU

paolo
15-04-2012, 04:59 PM
I saw them last month and there was a bodybuilder on stage doing bodybuilder poses for the whole gig. Most odd

yyaldrin
15-04-2012, 05:48 PM
I saw them last month and there was a bodybuilder on stage doing bodybuilder poses for the whole gig. Most odd

And there was no music? I was a bit disappointed to be honest, I mean, it was funny and all but they make such good music and was looking forward to hearing some.

Leo
15-04-2012, 06:32 PM
And there was no music? I was a bit disappointed to be honest, I mean, it was funny and all but they make such good music and was looking forward to hearing some.

i'm reminded of john lydon's infamous final words at the end of the final (original) sex pistols concert in 1978 at san francisco's winterland ballroom: "ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"

SecondLine
15-04-2012, 11:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXNjPMPU1E

SecondLine
15-04-2012, 11:20 PM
looks pretty fucking brilliant to me

yyaldrin
16-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Well, at least there's music in that performance.

paolo
16-04-2012, 08:59 AM
And there was no music? I was a bit disappointed to be honest, I mean, it was funny and all but they make such good music and was looking forward to hearing some.

Nah they played songs, just with a bodybuilder on the stage :)

Gombreak
16-04-2012, 10:03 AM
When they do play music, it's a pretty excellent show


http://vimeo.com/22600891

http://vimeo.com/22720085

Leo
16-04-2012, 11:21 AM
from hyperdub's promo email, lol!:


Amidst rumours circulating, and confirmed by their 'advisor' Denna Frances, the album was recorded during a tremulous period for the two: Inga Copeland’s Arsenal girls tryouts, Dean's 'Waschbärgate' trial (he was implicated in being behind a one night robbing spree across 16 taxidermists based in London and the South East, allegedly only for racoons) and his subsequent conversion to Nation of Islam upon being acquitted.

Gombreak
03-07-2012, 11:36 PM
http://soundcloud.com/cplnd/cplnd-b-m-w

grizzleb
08-07-2012, 04:53 AM
These guys are the best. The narcissist ii has to be my favourite thing this year I think. So sad and mournful and yearning and yet totally insane and creepy and demented. I hope Dean Blunt puts out albums of this stuff. The new album is amazing too, took me a few times.

yyaldrin
08-07-2012, 01:11 PM
Track 6 is the best coke-snorting theme ever.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amrm4MiqXIQ

SecondLine
08-07-2012, 01:12 PM
been really getting into the Guardian zip lately. 'Sinn Fein' is particularly fucked up

routes
08-07-2012, 07:23 PM
These guys are the best. The narcissist ii has to be my favourite thing this year I think. So sad and mournful and yearning and yet totally insane and creepy and demented. I hope Dean Blunt puts out albums of this stuff. The new album is amazing too, took me a few times.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eC14ZJ7KVU&list=UU9NWMLbLCWXO_f9Yv5O6sbA&index=4&feature=plcp

this song kills me

routes
08-07-2012, 07:24 PM
been really getting into the Guardian zip lately. 'Sinn Fein' is particularly fucked up

shit, link's expired..

e/y
08-07-2012, 07:33 PM
shit, link's expired..

http://www.mediafire.com/?pw4vup5hv786xr7

routes
08-07-2012, 09:17 PM
thanks alot

Gombreak
09-07-2012, 01:56 PM
been really getting into the Guardian zip lately. 'Sinn Fein' is particularly fucked up

Have you heard this? If you're into the grubbier end of what they've done you'll probably feel it. Cassette from '09 when they were calling themselves Paradise Sisters, super sludgy stuff that gradually gets darker and more twisted.

http://www.discogs.com/Paradise-Sisters-Jeff-Atkins-N-7/release/2070086
http://www.mediafire.com/?0wwxcnwluni#2

SecondLine
09-07-2012, 03:15 PM
sick, will check it out!

e/y
09-07-2012, 06:45 PM
thanks Gombreak.

Gombreak
09-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Whilst I'm recommending things; Henny Moan is pretty much an extension of Hype Williams (he often plays with them and stuff i think, he's credited on the hyperdub album quite a bit.) and his album he slipped out earlier this year deserves far more exposure than it's so far got. His radio shows on NTS are strange, compelling affairs too.

http://www.rpblcofmanyvoices.com/2012/01/henny-moan-coming-thaw-cdr.html
http://soundcloud.com/groups/henny-moan-and-the-rpblc-of-many-voices


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEO0LRTBing

baboon2004
09-07-2012, 10:21 PM
Nice 'Headmaster ritual' (I think) sample on 'The Sniper'...

mistersloane
10-07-2012, 12:46 AM
pretty sure it's 'Girl Afraid'

Yup

Roshman
11-07-2012, 07:36 PM
inga copeland interview on rinse was funny

"I made a beat for Mr Wong, but he didn't like it"

great listen.

baboon2004
11-07-2012, 10:49 PM
pretty sure it's 'Girl Afraid'

Ah yes, v true, knew there was something awry when i posted that

rubberdingyrapids
04-03-2016, 10:17 AM
i dunno what to make of his babyfather stuff.
is it meant to be his road rap (and road R&B) project?

i could never get into his narcissist stuff (didnt hear the black metal album). his leaden voice ruins it.