12" Vinyl Single Record
Hyperdub present a brilliant and subtle curveball courtesy of Philly's finest, King Britt, in his new guise as Fhloston Paradigm. Built from drum machines, analogue keyboards and 303s, and edited in the computer, these three lean and mean tracks have an un-adorned feeling that build on Hyperdub's love for old John Carpenter style electronics, combined with Dr Patrick Gleason's ear for the abstract, and bouncy drum machine syncopation that sounds like they're aiming for an alternative present where analogue synths are still king. 'Chasing Rainbows' is first off, with a dark tone that reminds of the opening theme to the film 'Escape From New York', a wavering 303 bassline and tough kicks and snares giving away to heavy, moody chords. 'The Chase' works rough rolling drum machine beats that stutter and build into strange fills that threaten to stop the track dead if it wasn't for the odd stumbling bassline and gently building acid line that resolve into a super funky melodic duel with some stuttering synth strings. 'Liloo's Seduction' is intense, quiet and abstract; a flickering 303 bass line is joined by barely there drums and reflective keys, everything shimmering in a dramatic fashion with gentle echoes giving the track a deep, watery sense of perspective as each part gently and gracefully builds and twists into a tender and effecting melody.