I don’t exactly like borrowing words, but sometimes it’s all too necessary. Uttered first from the folks at 100% Silk, “Muddy Tracks” is a “stripped down satisfying zombie trance-hop” from start to finish. You can’t really get more straight to the point than that statement with this record in mind.
“Muddy Tracks” starts off on a self-titled track that is over ten minutes long. Constantly looping industrial sounds continue to crackle and snap back into place over top of a drony buzzing ambiance that sits pretty heavily on everything else. Primal rhythms, creepy rattling, and blissful, gospel-like female vocals greet you and comfort you for the duration of the song as a textured, sonic atmosphere starts to grow about midway through the track. Most people might start this song and immediately dismiss it as something they wouldn’t particularly enjoy, but give it a respectable chance and let the mysterious vibes soak in and you will surely find something of musical value. Obliviously tripping along to apocalyptic and entrancing zombie bliss never seemed so relaxing or thought-provoking! That being said, it’s pretty easy to get lost in these primitive rhythms, which in the end seems like the ultimate goal.
Don’t miss out on the bizarre “Guy Dallas” remix below either. It puts a whole new spin on the track that you probably didn’t even imagine as being possible before initially hearing, and it definitely comes on a bit strong with it’s cultured and ethnic feel.
Muddy Tracks (10:33) –
Mudd (Guy Dallas Remix) (2:08) –
My Rating: 6.5/10
Genre/ Tags: Trance, Experimental, Minimalist, Electronic, Ethereal
Muddy Tracks 12″: Tracklist:
1.) Muddy Tracks
2.) Mudd (Grand Am Version)
3.) Mudd (Guy Dallas Remix)