|MH-078 Pressed And - Hyper Thistle EP
Conceived during their first US tour, Pressed And return with Hyper Thistle, their second EP of processed vocal and complex electronic experiments. The release is a bridge between their sound-defining debut, Imbue Up, and the more performance driven sound of their recent Daytrotter Session which is infusing the music they are working on for their first full-length. The tone is quickly set as a chopped vocal and double-time breakbeat propel the EP forward. Chiming guitars interplay with delays and propulsive percussion before cutting to a slice of glitched out hip-hop that throws out the rules to transcend all well-worn electronic micro-genres. Ambience creeps back into the fold with etherial atmospherics and light drum-and-bass beats until a demented vocal chop and equilibrium throwing groove changes the mood completely. Finally pitched down vocals complete with higher register electronic wizardry creating something both future-sounding and soulful. With their second release Pressed And once again prove that they refuse to be trapped by tradition of genre in their quest for electronic bliss.
|Genre-defiant goodness—encompassing elements of glitch and hip-hop, among a number of other things - XLR8R / Sounds like: Changing colours on a mood ring - Alan Cross / Blissful yet unpredictable stuff that evades easy categorisation - Cyclic Defrost / Pressed And will reinvent the EDM playbook and stake their claim as one of the genre's most important bands - Absolute Punk
|The duo Pressed And (aka Andrew Hamlet and Mat Jones) are releasing a new 5-song EP, “Hyper Thistle” on July 24th via Mush Records. The band press release is calling the new EP “a bridge between their sound-defining debut, “Imbue Up”, and the more performance driven sound of their recent Daytrotter Session which is infusing the music they are working on for their first full-length.” What that means is the sound of “Hyper Thistle” is something you could actually see someone playing at a live show. It’s highly textured, blending layers of glitches with guitar-delay ambiance, and drum-and-bass beats that bounce, stutter, pause and shoot off again. Vocals are toyed with, distorted, their pitch altered to fit the moods. The record begins with the frenetic opener “Tusk in the Rock Flowers”, and works it’s way slowly into more grooves and melodies as it moves on. It’s a pretty, futuristic and playful journey into the electronic world of Pressed And. - Their Bated Breath