Pretty Sneaky – Pretty Sneaky (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 58:34 minutes | 610 MB | Genre: Electronic, Dub Techno, Minimal
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mana
This lot have released 5 x 12”s anonymously over the last 3 years via Hardwax and there’s no info about them anywhere, pretty sneaky. They now land on Mana, a label so esoteric it has a flowchart on its website showing you how to get from Luc Ferrari to Nico Jaar in one short leap.There are 4 long tracks, one per side, each clocking in at 15 mins and each taking time to expand into being. There is persistent water drumming, the a side is all exotic melodica, nature sounds and bells with Flanger-esque bass humps plus some water drumming, side 2 has a very burial mix sounding bassline sat low in the mix to give the water drumming more presence, side C is more reflective and serene tropical vibes, with side D giving it some classic dub pressure and location recordings which we think we once heard Bill Kouligas play on the radio a few years back and which is dope as fuck.
So yeah, it sounds a bit like a k-hole version of Burnt Friedman & Atom Heart’s early Flanger gear crossed with Burial Mix and that incredible water drumming vid dust to digital posted a while back on there tweeter.
01. Pretty Sneaky – A1 (14:51)
02. Pretty Sneaky – B1 (14:35)
03. Pretty Sneaky – C1 (14:07)
04. Pretty Sneaky – D1 (15:00)