Hype Williams – Untitled
Hype Williams – Untitled

Hype Williams – Untitled

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Label: Carnivals – CAR002
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 24 Aug 2011
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Leftfield, Abstract, Experimental

Hypnogogic, green-hazed debut from the enigmatic Hype Williams duo - 13 years young and for us an uber-classic.

There’s no point throwing our hat in the ring and repeating what’s already documented about Dean Blunt and Inna Copeland’s Hype Williams project.  The myths, media spin, misdirection and over-pretension for us only really detracted from what they were doing.  Their Untitled 2010 debut, released on an unknown micro-label (from Blackpool?) with minimal artwork and lack of any information contains all the aesthetic characteristics of an exciting record.  Musically it plays out like the sounds of early morning after-hours - groggy dub-damaged rhythms and thousand yard stare keyboard motifs channeling chronic sleep deprivation or creative impulsivity.  Samples are chopped, skewed and spat-out - speed-up / slowed down and layered heavy on dosed-up percussion, evoking some sorta sonic peyote sermon happening in deep South London.  It’s a lot to unpack - hacksawn Moondog samples rubbing up to that infamous cough syrupy ‘edit’ of San Fran outsider Doug Hream Blunt in way that’s carelessly heavy-handed yet effortlessly brilliant.  Future museum piece, no joke!  (NM.NM - top copy)

A1 Untitled 10:13
A2 Untitled 2:05
A3 Untitled 2:17
B1 Untitled 9:02
B2 Untitled 2:17
B3 Untitled 3:18
B4 Untitled 3:51