- Release Date 2017-05-05
- Label Ghostly International
- Catalog GI285
EP opener Glitch Tundra features frequent collaborator Chester Watson dropping in over a sweeping, ominous beat, all fog and chilly echo. Stretching out over seven minutes, a sinister vocal sweeps overhead while synths stagger upwards and dip beneath before a psychedelic, rowdy turn rips deep into the projects heart.
The rest of Rainbow Party doubles-down on the projects noise influence. Borne out of a prompt from Ryan Olson of fellow Minneapolis outfit Poliça, Psymun endeavored to make a set of music entirely at 55 bpm, and two of his experiments evolved into the finished tracks included here.
I Need My Boy, in a departure from some of his prior production work, relies almost entirely on an arsenal of hardware to thump and wail. The result retains a voltaic and warm sonic quality which Psymun says even he finds hard to emulate without his newly acquired synthesizers.
Confetti also makes use of analogue equipment, but works within a palette that may be more familiar to the producers fans: jangly percussion and aquatic melody intertwine for a slow-burning but dynamic exercise in leftfield beatmaking. As the track draws to a close, vocalist K.Raydio drops in for a phantasmagoric few bars before the noisy cannon blows once more. Its an aptly titled closer, streamers drifting from above as the festivities come to an end: a party to be remembered in technicolor.