On TNGHT's excellent self-titled EP last year, Hudson Mohawke and Lunice nearly perfected the so-called "trap rave" genre, while simultaneously bringing it to the cultural forefront. TNGHT's new single, "Acrylics," takes the ideas set forth on that EP and exaggerates them to the point where sounds begin to shatter, burst, and melt.
Unlike the bombastic minimalism of TNGHT, the track jumps wildly between ideas, more schizophrenic, even, than Skrillex at his most showoff-y moments. The track isn't so much a singular piece as a hodgepodge of carefully orchestrated fits and starts, each built to display HudMo and Lunice's production dexterity. In a landscape where countless similar tracks seem blunt or idiotic, TNGHT keep things so off-kilter, so inventive, that "Acrylics" succeeds in spite of itself.
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