Friday, March 4, 2011

Hype Williams have been taking over the stereo over here at LSTN since their debut LP Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite, And Start Gettin Reel (released by the consistently satisfying De Stijl). I hope that those unaware of the duo get a sense of the humor and post-modern wanderings that make up the sound taken here. Inga Copeland & Roy Blunt combine lo-fi sensibilities with a mixture of laid back grooves with a dash of nostalgia.

The two also have an equally fascinating video output that matches their recordings. These videos, besides making great creative strides with slow motion, are usually scored by Hype Williams themselves. Though some you'll find to be down right strange for no reason other than a possible critical look into pop culture. Then again by the looks of the video below I might need to take that back.

Stand out track The Throning, from the LP Find Out What Happens, may combine some of the catchiest moments of the band. There's more than a sweet hint of electro New Age smoothness provided here to hold you over until their next release.

hype williams - the throning by dennafrances

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