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Eliot Lipp The Outside

  • Words: Max Herman
  • Label: Mush
  • XLR8R Rating: 8/10

Nomadic beatsmith Eliot Lipp has wandered and recorded all across the States, absorbing regional sounds with ease. Now living in Brooklyn, the Tacoma, WA-reared act is back with The Outside, an album that’s both futuristic and gritty. Pushing the limits of his old-school synths, Lipp draws from a range of glitchy and gleaming effects. And when he’s at his most speaker-conscious he taps into classic Brooklyn bounce, backing tracks like “The Machine and the Wind” and “Baby Tank” with body-rocking riddims. More straightforward selections, like the electro-inspired “The Meaning,” aren’t quite as fun. Although even among the unsurprising moments, Lipp still kills it.

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