Loading...
 

content

Easily Suede shifts pitches with 'Sustained Chord'

Adam Babar streams latest release from solo sound collage project

Image

  • Courtesy Easily Suede



Under the name Easily Suede, Adam Babar (Faun and A Pan Flute) creates upbeat and narcotic suites of isolated and processed found sounds that pull from hip-hop instrumentals, modern classical, and experimental minimalism. Babar's penchant for sampled psychedelia has already graced the masses with wistful sound collages, a one-off Nomen Novum collaboration, and a "chopped and stewed" Lonnie Holley remix, among other curiosities. Earlier this week, Babar returned with Sustained Chord, a six-song EP self-released via Bandcamp. Throughout each song, Babar reveals a new curiosity in tape manipulation, smearing out or compressing various hip-hop lyrics sampled from the ether to show bizarre new intricacies in the briefest phrase. While opener "Kroo" largely resembles the warble of Easily Suede's debut release, the narrative shifts into more Atlanta-centric cues, processing errant noise you might hear blasting from cars driving down any ITP street. "Dai Loi" and "Saltango" drift in an amorphous shamble of echoing samples. "Toomuch" layers on pitch-shifted samples in a display that's both beautiful and grotesque. Closers "Gilmoreemicks" and "Ta Heal'm" round everything back to the project's M.O., abstracting an aural painting that rides a rhythmic groove.

SUSTAINED CHORD by easily suede

★★★☆☆

More By This Writer

A conversation with Wolfgang Voigt Article

Tuesday March 20, 2018 11:01 am EDT
The Minimal techno innovator and Kompakt co-founder heads to Big Ears | more...

Kid Koala plays the Ferst Center Feb. 12 and 13 Article

Thursday February 8, 2018 12:03 am EST
Canadian turntablist teams up with 'Her' production designer for a night of puppet love | more...

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel goes trio Article

Friday January 26, 2018 03:31 pm EST
Frank Schultz and Scott Burland team up with Ben Shirley for a dark collaboration | more...

Visitors debut with a singles collection and a live excursion Article

Friday January 26, 2018 02:22 pm EST
The South Broad collective compiles a heady mix of psychedelic jazz and krautrock rhythms | more...

Surveying experimental Georgia on tape Article

Friday January 26, 2018 10:25 am EST
Null Zone issues two new cassettes from Atlanta's outsider scene | more...
Search for more by Bobby Power