肆虐，真的是肆虐，實在無法忍受，轉去聽Basic Rhythm吧 (如果你是Mobb Deep鐵粉，幫我們聽一下有沒驚豔)。耳膜隆隆轟，直想去夜店扁人。不知扁誰，就扁會放Purpose Maker vs Dead Or Alive那首的DJ吧，或是很有禮貌地請他扭曲轉速，加重低音，放些footwork變奏，再灌瓶酒或你有其它讓他爽的，然後你篤定這絕對不是你想像中電影海盜電台裡的「搖滾」，再扁DJㄧ次，趕快跑回家聽最後一遍The Vaccines (喔，或是拿手機滑一下)，丟掉唱片或刪除，按Imaginary Forces臉書再按讚，Yes，then sleep tight.
Rabit’s unpredictable Halcyon Veil imprint trigger a quartet of reticulated grime and noise mutations from London-based Anthoney J Hart a.k.a. Imaginary Forces,.
And What? locates Imaginary Forces at his most brutal, disciplined, continuing to draw on his British heritage with signals to the ghosts of ‘90s/‘00s pirate radio on one hand, whilst signing to early electronic masters and literary references on the other – creating something new, visceral and more immediate than his previous releases in the process.
Upfront, the swarming concrète jungle militancy of And What? sets a scorched aesthetic steeling the body for Chat ‘Bout?’s pavement-cracking hooves and atonal buzz, before cannily conflating the atmospheres of pirate radio and J.G. Ballard with the eviscerating intensity of High Rise.
Down below, Make Ends Meet trades an instrumental grammar of glottal grime galvanised with noise texture, and the Makes Ends Meet (London Something Version) whips those same elements into a strobing vortex of UK-style footwork rufige.
This is Imaginary Forces’ 5th 12” to date, following editions for his Sleep Codes label, Fang Bomb and Bedouin Records, plus a CD with Entr’acte between 2014-2015. It’s being released a week before his mighty Basic Rhythm LP for Type Recordings.
01 AND WHAT?
02 CHAT BOUT
03 HIGH RISE
04 MAKE ENDS MEET
05 MAKE ENDS MEET (LONDON SOMETHING VERSION)