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Wednesday, Apr 21 2010 | 17:00 Buy this now at GoodToGo (B2B)

It’s been a startling couple of years for instrumental beats of all persuasions: the likes of LA’s Brainfeeder crew and Glasgow’s LuckyMe collective have developed styles with a scope far beyond creating merely “instrumental hip hop”. Amongst all the hype and promotion, one of the music’s reclusive architects seems to have been mysteriously overlooked. But Dimlite’s production was astounding from the start. His EPs of 2003 and debut album “Runbox Weathers” two years later revealed a Swiss producer beholden to no one, possessing a style as nuanced as his friend Prefuse 73 and yet enriched by a careworn romanticism and quirkiness that rewarded repeat listens and has, over time, made him something of a ‘producer’s producer’.

Another album, singles, remixes and side-projects followed, taking Dimlite’s sound further left, further into a singular world where soul music, latin rhythms, hip hop and more are reconstituted into dreamy, lovelorn beat constructions. And so he takes his place on Now-Again, home to a cadre of similarly singular spirits such as The Heliocentrics and The Whitefield Brothers, each bent on refracting music history through their own unique lenses.

And while copycat producers abound, Dimlite’s uniqueness is only throw into sharper relief. It’s clear the moment he sings, such as on EP highlight “Elbow Flood” or the astonishing (and miniature) closer, “Can’t Get Used To Those”. It’s apparent in every one of his strangely abrupt changes. It’s even in his song titles. Perhaps “Prismic Tops” will be the record that sparks a critical reappraisal of this gifted producer’s work. And if not, Now-Again Records is still proud to present this, the latest in a line of remarkable releases from a quiet pioneer.

www.myspace.com/dimlite

Tracklisting:

01. Kalimba Deathswamp / Kurt Feelings
02. On The Same Picture w/ Elan Tamara
03. Firevomit (O.D.N.)
04. Sun-Sized Twinkles
05. Elbow Flood
06. Rump Studies
07. Can’t Get Used To Those
08. Elbow Flood (Inst.) – CD only bonus track

The album DimlitePrismic Tops” (Now-Again Records) is going to be released May 14, 2010.

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