Hall, Kyle / Girl U So Strong / Take Me Away
Album: Girl U So Strong / Take Me Away   Collection:General
Artist:Hall, Kyle   Added:Sep 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-09-19 Pull Date: 2014-11-21
Week Ending: Nov 16 Nov 2 Oct 26 Sep 21
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 24, 2017: Neural facilitation
Take Me Away
4. Feb 22, 2015: pause tape
Take Me Away
2. Jun 04, 2015: channel 0+i
Take Me Away
5. Nov 30, 2014: the springfield law review
Take Me Away
3. Mar 15, 2015: cease and desist
Take Me Away
6. Nov 09, 2014: the springfield law review
Take Me Away

Album Review
lionel hutz
Reviewed 2014-09-19
Two track single, both atypical for Kyle Hall since he usually produces stuff that you'd label as house (albeit of the weird and experimental variety). The first track is hard to classify bass music, the second is hard to classify spacey mellow electronica. Hyperdub released this, and both sides are right in their wheelhouse.

RIYL: kode9, daedelus, flying lotus

1: reverbed rubbery kind of hollow bass drum hits and a dubby repetition of a vocal sample saying the word "life". bass line comes in, followed by stuttery hats and snares, and a couple chiptune-y synth lines. hats get smeared out in echo at times, and some moog-y synth makes an appearance on the highs. mellow female backup vocal samples (wordless) and some cowbell after the midway point. vaguely dark, vaguely tribal (in a futuristic way).
2: clockwork sunset. or maybe clockwork sunrise. thick warm analog bass, wistful melody. steady tick-tock, intermittent kicks. bass gets louder and more echo-y as the song progresses. occasional gentle female "aaahs" in the background. starts softly, grows, fades, ends softly. could almost be a lost track from daedelus' "denies the day's demise" album. beautiful.

both tracks are great, but #2 is why i burned this since #1 is already on the hyperdub 10.1 comp in our library.

Track Listing
1. Girl U So Strong   2. Take Me Away