|MH-220 Neutrino - Neutrino
With the self-titled follow-up to their successful Mush EP, Quest, Japanese duo, Neutrino (Atsuhiro Murakami and Hideki Kuroda) use an economic approach to rhythm and an acute ear for melody to further establish the group as experts of minimal, late-night grooves. The album is packed with music of depth and beauty that combine the dirty beats of hip-hop, the warm sound of analog, and throw-back production techniques. With artwork by Michiharu Shimoda of The Silent Poets and tracks that are prime examples of the sounds emanating from Tokyo's narcotic downbeat club scene, the album could have only come from Japan.
|Find it and pop it in - Clamor / An important record - Stylus / Lovely - Sound Clash / Should be sipped slowly in the company of good friends and good moods - Properly Chilled / Ten tracks of lazyday headnodding par excellence - Boomkat / Predicated on the sort of slinky jazz tip that eventually leads to hours and hours of heavy breathing - Grooves
|After a night of clubbing, you need some relaxing music to bring you down. Neutrino's music is perfect for this. This Japanese duo makes instrumental hip-hop beats that are minimalist in nature. Each song has a beat, and a couple of sounds and melodies that loop in the background, and maybe some vocal samples. - Impact Press