Dimlite
My Human Wears Acedia Shreds


3.5
great

Review

by Jacob R. STAFF
July 28th, 2012 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dimlite relaxes, and creates his most memorable work yet.

Dimlite tends to create a bit of a divide in the instrumental hip-hop genre, and it's because his music has always represented what the genre’s capable of with no restraint. His most well-known release Prismic Tops is a complete clusterfuck of ideas, for instance; its inherent lack of memorable melodies has always dissuaded potential fans. As soon as an alluring musical phrase is about to be fully established, Dimlite shifts the ground underneath it completely, turning the equation upside-down to avoid a sense of staleness. While bold, this approach can’t establish a connection with the listener; there exists a more ideal balance, one which the Swiss producer has yet to meet.

Of course we can’t expect his formula to be perfect, but on Dimlite’s latest EP it’s much more tangible. My Human Wears Acedia Shreds (yeah, not a damn clue on the title’s meaning) is a huge step in the right direction because it’s constantly an exciting listen, and this is finally achieved without altering song structures every other measure. There exists a feeling of coherency that’s rejuvenating, and it’s immediate from the opening track “Kitty Cradle Fog” – its opening builds further and further, leading into beat that’s both memorable and funky as hell. While the track continues to flourish, it takes routes that weren’t exactly anticipated, but doesn’t exactly try to sweep us off our feet, either. This is the core of what these four tracks are all about, a hip-hop producer growing up and gaining significance.

There are many styles that Dimlite touches on with his latest EP, each one courteously catering to the next. For instance, “Gone-O-Tron” possesses a lethargic jazz vibe that’s reminiscent of BADBADNOTGOOD on their day off, armed with a Rhodes and some cigarettes. “Metal Snake Rider” is the laid-back type of track only produced by someone with enough confidence to pull it off; its strengths lie between each of the percussionist’s unassuming ghost notes, in a leisurely swagger that we Dimlite fans aren’t quite familiar with yet. That’s why “Loins” is the surprise that it is, a track wholly focused around a fairly straightforward drum lick. Sure, the track sways towards electronics and then back to organic terrain before long, but overall it’s a pretty subdued listen.

My Human Wears Acedia Shreds lasts through the initial listen and makes a most remarkable impression. This is what Dimlite’s discography has been lacking, something that’s bold enough to stand the test of time. Granted, this is only an EP, but if its visible changes aren’t a step in a promising direction then I don’t know what is.



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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 27th 2012


10280 Comments


Review originally posted at http://www.muzikdizcovery.com !

Entire EP on Youtube:

"Kitty Cradle Fog" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HpOnYwKr70
"Gone-O-Tron" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeRO8M635qY
"Metal Snake Rider" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CytxKoK4Z9k
"Loins" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REebu6OdrTI

I'm starting to look into all types of music now, and as Contributor I want to make the good stuff better known. This is
my first step in that direction, so I hope you guys enjoy it.


Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 27th 2012


31356 Comments


Yeah, this was a pretty solid EP

Nice work man

Digging: Objekt - Flatland

ZedO
July 27th 2012


1096 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

so far so good, enjoying this now...

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 27th 2012


10280 Comments


Thanks guys. :]

Deviant, I'm starting to get into more electronic music so I can imagine that I'll be covering stuff that you like. I was looking through lists on RateYourMusic this morning, and saw how much stuff there is that I bet I'd enjoy.

LifeAsAChipmunk
July 27th 2012


4854 Comments


Better get this outta the way before I forget.

EDIT: This is very intriguing. I like the style and production a lot.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 27th 2012


10280 Comments


Yeah man, it's really cool. You should check out Prismic Tops if you get a chance - weird-ass album by this guy that's a real treat to listen to.

LifeAsAChipmunk
July 27th 2012


4854 Comments


I'm torn between a 3.5 and 4. Torn. This is strange to me yet accessible enough for me to love it.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2012


10280 Comments


If you think this is strange... x) haha when I heard this I thought the same thing, but then I listened to some of his other stuff and I couldn't believe how much stranger it was. Glad to see that you enjoyed it!

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
July 28th 2012


2714 Comments


You heard Abscission yet?

Getting into electronic music? I'll make a list 4 u l8r which might help.

LifeAsAChipmunk
July 28th 2012


4854 Comments


"Prismic Tops is way stranger and half as accessible there is a large chance you wont like it chipmonk"

Hm, noted. I'll still give it a shot soon.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2012


4442 Comments


Good review, Omaha. I'll check some of these songs out on youtube.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2012


10280 Comments


Thanks guys!



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