An accomplished statement of intent Ovum Hums singular debut Summer Casts Shadows explores a path of its own in electronic music combining coldwaves brooding pulse sound system musics visceral immediacy and forwardthinking rhythmic structures that obscure the boundaries of hiphop dub and noise. With a keen ear for sampling postpunks most effervescent textures and a savvy for controlled menace Ovum Hums hybrid creations are rich with moody nihilism while embracing the funky bombast of his beatscene contemporaries. Inspired by the freedom in the genrebending output he heard from LAs Low End Theory collective Ovum Hum comments Not only was it music that I felt I needed in my life but the energy and diversity that I found in it directly influenced me to create something of my own. Quietly crafting compositions in anonymity for the past five years the Los Angeles producers twelvetrack album arrives fullyformed and unique in identity before even stepping foot on a stage. Summer Casts Shadows frenetically weaves its way through fried industrial boogie excursions heavy halftime beats slippery melodies screwed synth exotica and spectral hiss cutting through a fabric of gritty textures. Ovum Hums instrumental dirges develop in a nonlinear fashion and almost seem to reveal a visual shape as they build in intensity. Many of the electronic elements were taken from earlier minimal wave sketches then chopped and repurposed fusing them with booming downtempo drums and slinky mechanical grooves. The result is a fresh take on straddling the fine production line between todays postDilla beat constructions and Conny Planks hypnotic body music chug.