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Hype Williams "Businessline"

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Most of us don't know a whole lot about London/Berlin-based avant-lo-fi-electro-pop duo Hype Williams, and it seems likely to remain that way for sometime; their music is just about everything but a window into the artists' heads, and more like the memory of some of our favorite songs filtered through the stoner sensibilities of two artists who really like being inside. Like on "Businessline" from their forthcoming LP for Hippos in Tanks, One Nation (pictured above), Hype Williams lets a simple hip-hop beat carry a few precious synth melodies that simultaneously sound lifted from the love scene in a late-'70s sci-fi B movie and like two kids just jamming in their basement on a rainy day. The pair's music may not be the most well-planned, intricately orchestrated, or revealing material coming out these days, but it is certainly some of the most evocative and oddly intimate we're hearing lately. That said, we can't figure out if it's because of or despite Hype Williams' inherent lack of identity. For now, we'll let the music speak for itself. (via Altered Zones)

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