Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Go loopy for Junk Culture


ONE man's trash is another man's treasure - and electronica act Junk Culture has made an art form out of this.
Harnessing untapped sources of samples - mostly taken "in the field" by Junk Culture's Deepak Mantena who takes a tape recorded everywhere he goes - his debut LP West Coast is a mish-mash of distorted and out of context sounds.
As a result, although put together as loops upon loops by computer, these extraordinary sounds still have the lo-fi feel of having been weaved meticulously by hand.
On top of this tapestries, Mantena has thrown gritty hip hop beats, anchoring the sound in a way his peers such as Toro Y Moi would do well to note.
So don't be a waster, Junk Culture's sound is one you can't refuse.

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