Hudson Mohawke, criminally underrated as he’s, simply launched his third studio album, Cry Sugar, this previous Friday. Usually, we do our greatest to share information of a launch of this magnitude day-of, however this album is so dense and distinctive that we simply needed to take the weekend (plus one other day) to totally digest it.
The brand new full size arrives that includes beforehand launched singles “Bicstan,” “Stump,” and “Dance Ceaselessly.” Cry Sugar deepens his follow of manufacturing motivational music for membership goers — uplifting the debauchery and provoking many by way of his personal model of anthemic maximalism. Certainly, occasion of HudMo’s manufacturing appeal is the best way he places a lot into each observe, whether or not it’s the magical notes of “Stump,” the grandiose, M83-esque “Lonely Days,” or the loopy and wild “3 Sheets To The Wind.”
Amidst the sound of MRI machines and contorted celebratory howls, Mohawke hints at an athletic skill to rage nicely into the subsequent decade. The results of which has been a manufacturing type in a position to combine parts of jazz fusion, prog rock, glad hardcore, chiptune, and extra with formal educations in rave, hip-hop, soul, IDM, and glitch. The broad and complicated nuance of all these genres and extra has turn into the palette of the Hudson Mohawke sound.
Said within the launch for the album, “Cry Sugar serves as Hudson Mohawke’s first work deeply knowledgeable by apocalyptic movie scores and soundtracks by everybody from the late Vangelis to the goofy major-chord pomp of 90s John Williams. Particularly on tracks like ‘Stump,’ gut-wrenching scenes emerge as party-goers return house post-club amidst rising sea-levels, bomb cyclones, and flickering wildfires. Cry Sugar additionally serves as Mohawke’s personal demented OST to attain the twilight of our cultural meltdown. Because the album’s paintings (by Wayne horse Willehad Eilers) depicts—we’re arm-in-arm with the Ghostbusters marshmallow man, returning house whereas swinging a bottle of Jack solely to gaze out on the grey tempest of a coming disaster.”
Hearken to the eclectic 19-track album, Cry Sugar, from Hudson Mohawke, under.
Photograph by Jonnie Chambers