- + WAV / FLAC
Ultra-abstract hip-hop, lo-fi atmospheres and industrial beat-tracking come together on the new Disciples Records drop Versions Returned. As the title implies, Versions Returned is a version album of a version album and features two of Disciples’ definitive acts. In order to create the record, Washington, D.C.’s Model Home wreaked havoc with Return Versions, the His Name Is Alive LP which is itself a set of remixes of previous HNIA drop Return To Never.
What came out of all this duplicating, dubbing and reworking is a moody collection full of tape hiss and murky atmospheres. Patrick Cain, Model Home’s sonic mastermind, leads the listener into a shadow-realm of textural drones and beats so scuffed up they almost dissolve into the mixes around them. Vocalist NAPPYNAPPA skulks amidst everything, his lackadaisical vocals often turned alien with distortion or manipulation. On ‘Late Night’ he delivers a soulful sung koan, whereas elsewhere on the Versions Returned NAPPYNAPPA’s technoid chatter startles you with the way it blurts out of the mix. The resulting sonic soup is eerie and strangely psychedelic, drawing on everyone from the Caretaker, Coil, Shabazz Palaces and Hype Williams yet also remaining definitively its own thing.
Model Home turn out an extraordinary collection of post-industrial hip-hop music on Versions Returned, their reworking of His Name Is Alive’s Return Versions.
Digital Track List
- Various Artists
- Trust No Wave & The Wild World Of Psychic Hotline Bundle
- Catalogue Number
- Release Date
- May 14, 2021