We were astonished by the consistency of this album, a timeless masterpiece. "What could be better than not being able to describe?" This remains for us the most realistic definition of that ugly word : "Beauty". Much LOVE from France
Favorite track: Never Ever.
Alla Prima is Angel Ho’s second release on Hyperdub after her 2019 album 'Death Becomes Her'.
Alla Prima is an Italian phrase that refers to applying wet on wet oil paint in painting, without letting the other layers dry, embracing the unpredictability of the mix. It also translates as 'on first attempt' and it's a neat description of the feel and also how Angel recorded vocals on this EP, one-take freestyles warped and edited against production duo Bon's wild, atmospheric, 3d production
It was a bit too much and samey by the end for me, but if you like dark atmospheres, if you are really interested in sound design or you enjoy the challenge of music that tries to wear you down, you should definitely check this record out.
I loved the echo-drenched drums and percussion and synths and hard to describe sounds on this, but it stays with the same sonic ideas for too long for me to enjoy to try to withstand the harsh wall of sounds minisculebarber