Citymouth "Holodecker"

Last month, we posted "Brushmetal," a Devonwho track taken from Gem Drops, a benefit compilation put together by the beat-minded Dropping Gems imprint. Apparently not a crew that rests on its laurels, the Pacific Northwest collective bunch is already back with another release, the Holodecker EP (pictured above) from Citymouth. Available as both a free digital download and a limited-edition cassette, the five-track release finds the producer combining moody soundscapes with hip-hop's traditional boom-bap, and extracting results that match up nicely with some of his Southern California contemporaries. Here we have the EP's title track, a solemn number highlighted by crackling percussion, stretched-out synths that border on drone, and just enough melodic blips and drum-machine claps to perk up the proceedings.


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