Los Angeles producer Jason Chung makes one of the most sophisticated hip-hop records in recent memory. Sharing much of its haunted soul with the claustrophobic sound art of Europe's raster-noton label (Alva Noto, SND, Byetone et al) rather than the ghostly found-sound aesthetic of roommate Flying Lotus, Chung then pitches all this against some neck breaking boom-bap heaviness. With glorious results.
An entire decade has passed since the release of Nosaj Thing’s critically acclaimed masterpiece of an album, Drift. In listening to how effortlessly this album has held up over the past 10 years, it is evident that Jason Chung is nothing shy of an exceptionally talented record producer, composer, and DJ.