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Green Lan­guage

Glass Swords (2011) demon­strated that Glas­gow pro­ducer Rus­sell “Rustie” Whyte had an unique sound and vi­sion for pro­pel­ling elec­tronic mu­sic to another di­men­sion. Much of that same giddy, thrilling play­ful­ness is on show here, though a slightly dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive is at work as the pro­ducer shows off a dif­fer­ent set of draw­ings. The en­ergy level re­mains high and the colour­ing is still ef­fer­ves­cent, but Whyte has re­placed some of the max­i­mal­ism of old with more ex­per­i­men­tal and stream­lined fan­dan­gos. There are pop­pier stabs on Lost and Dream On, and Whyte goes for the jugu­lar with the Danny Brown-aided At­tak. But it’s on the hy­per-vivid sound­clashes (Rap­tor, D Dou­ble E) that you feel Rustie is on the way to some­place truly in­ter­est­ing. face­ rustie666

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