Dimlite - My Human Wears Acedia Shreds

Dimlite - My Human Wears Acedia Shreds

  • January 03, 2011

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DIMLITE - MY HUMAN WEARS ACEDIA SHREDS

Advance release from Now-Again available exclusively at stonesthrow.com.
Worldwide release date: 02/01/2010


If Dimlite’s recent Prismic Tops EP served as a stunning reintroduction to one of electronic music’s burgeoning talents, then My Human Wears Acedia Shreds is a warning to listeners and peers alike: keep up or be left behind. This quartet of songs finds the Swiss producer creating wide-eyed and progressive music that synthesizes free jazz, prog- and kraut-rock, and much more. There is no one else quite on his level, no one who inhabits a world so complete and unique.
 
Dimlite's story begun with a string of pioneering releases on Germany’s Sonar Kollectiv label that took hip-hop as their starting point, these days Dimlite is more Soft Machine than drum machine, a kindred spirit of purveyors of avant-pop and the playful prog giants of the past. This quartet of songs contains a richness that makes these his most satisfying work yet. Just check “Metal Snake Rider”, an expansive opus packed into just over three minutes of non-stop invention.
 
At times it’s even pretty, though Dimlite never allows anything perfect to take shape before clipping its wings or trampling it back into the dirt. It’s this tension in his music that makes it so captivating, just check “Loins”, in which long-time collaborator Misel Quitno’s drums thump out a brutish ode to Can while Dimlite’s celebratory harmonies are taunted by the anxious squall that lurks beneath. Though ask its creator and he’ll tell you simply, “it’s about loins and using them properly.”
 
This piece comes as a limited edition 10’’ vinyl. CD/MP3 format is also available for a limited time only at stonesthrow.com