Dimlite This Is Embracing
- Words: Tomas Palermo
- Label: Sonar Kollektiv
Switzerland's Dimitri Grimm is part of a generation of post-hip-hop producers opting to paint their scattered brainwaves on a digital canvas rather than cloth. As Dimlite, Grimm explores territory familiar to fans of J Dilla, Caural or emerging talents Flying Lotus and Hudson Mohawke: bruised MPC beats sinking into quicksand synths, videogame bleeps, and other choppy rhythmic patterns. These gloriously seductive sounds mostly work on This Is Embracing, Grimm's second full-length. The good: Collabos with L.A. chanteuse Gabby Hernandez and the evocative "The Way Blood Travels." The bad: Too many stops, starts, and interludes, which hinder the musical momentum. But if you embrace aural ADHD, this album's a heady drug.
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