|MH-268 Deru - Say Goodbye To Useless
Say Goodbye To Useless is Deru’s third full-length release, and his first for Mush Records. While you will find similar aesthetics to his previous releases – moody, atmospheric sounds, haunting melodies and organic textures – they are augmented by his most mature song-writing and cutting-edge beats to date. The album pays homage to classic genres and structures while cultivating a 22nd century smart-party ethic that will snatch the ear of the snobbiest beat head. Deru’s listeners will continue to appreciate his drive for challenging them as much as he challenges himself.
|This is definitely for fans of older Lusine but with a bit more noise, damage and darkness. - ISO50 / Say Goodbye To Useless is a pretty smart record all round. - The Milk Factory / Benjamin Winn’s third album, his debut for San Fran’s weird hoppers Mush, makes for spooky listen.- Clash / A fabulous effort and the first great album of 2010. - The Intricate Mess
|How many people can say they grew up listening to underground hip-hop mix tapes, started producing music in high school, and recently worked with classical composers on music for the Paris Opera Ballet? Very few…which is really too bad, because maybe that would mean we would have more jaw-dropping releases like this one. Say Goodbye To Useless creates the ideal blend of dark ambient electronica with striking beat claps that we have come to expect from Deru. In this third full-length album we get a collection of intelligent tracks which build a swirling soundscape that you gladly allow to envelop you. By the time you realize that you have been set back down, you are ready to be consumed by them once again. - Nowlikephotographs