NNA Tapes has been going HAM for a while, but their last two batches have been, to be blunt, undeniable. The Burlington,VT label is taking things to the next level with a string of releases that seems to embody the current exp-fuck-synth-diy-whatever-the-kids-want-to-call-it scene. From Dem Hunger alter-ego's to Driphouse to Ponytail's Ken Seeno to the solo debut from Zs psych-SHREDDDDDDDDDDDER Ben Greenberg, aka Hubble, it's hard to not be all like, "Shit, NNA is killing it." Why? Cuz, they are.
And so, here's a little run down of their last few releases. Warning: this is by no means comprehensive, nor representative of the vast NNA catalog, which is growing like black snow in NYC.
Head Boggle- "Unsounds and Domo Live" c35
Toby told me to make sure I listen to this on headphones. I'm going to reiterate that statement right now. Completely fucked, channel phazing. Void of anything that could possible resemble popular song structure, Unsounds is a gurgling beast souped up on prescription ludes. Wonk below.
Head Boggle-crunch saddle MXI by nnatapes
Driphouse "50/50" c24
The ever-prolific Daren Ho slows down again as Driphouse on 50/50– a subtle collection that seems to focus as much on the organic, as it does the synthetic. A deep and brooding collection of light night oscillators and dark cloud forms.
Driphouse-Heavy White by nnatapes
Wanda Group "Bass Urine" c20
Another piece of twisted logic from the Dem Hunger camp, which seemingly only sleeps while falling prey to coma visions in a corporate drug coma. Emphasis on corporate drugs, as the chemical imbalance in this piece is as slimy and uncontrollable as a ride on some Merck & Co., Inc. pills. Alien dub gunk.
Wanda Group-Wetsuit Women by nnatapes
Ken Seeno "Invisible Surfer On An Invisible Wave" c31
Celestial music for the new age....AND THAT AINT SOME STUPID CATCHALL. THIS SHIT IS LEGIT. SO LEGIT, IMA GET AGGRO OVER TRYING TO TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THIS. LET YR BRAIN MLLW. SUCK IT IN. DO NOT EXHALE UNTIL YR LUNG CAPACITY HAS IMPLODED AND YOU ARE LEFT BREATHLESS. THEN...RELEASE.
Ken Seeno-Driving into Light/Blustery Day by nnatapes
Hubble "Hubble Linger" c61
Mind control from Zs psychic shredder Ben Greenberg, whose Hubble project is a massive fret-burning collecting of meteor-cruisers. Do not miss Hubble live. Srsly. Do not miss him live.
NNA024: Hubble "Hubble Linger" [sample] by nnatapes