Following last year’s laser-focused In Grief full-length, Shinra Knives aka producer Ian Jones’ You Will Never See Heaven is more exploratory in execution and considerably lighter in subject matter (if you can believe it). Here Jones’ signature post-IDM maximalism rubs elbows with lo-fi Memphis rap tape aesthetics, frenetic D&B, razorwire drill, syrupy R&B edits and even… (gulp) deep house! Glimpses of his shadowy origin as a scratch DJ and beat digger shine through the cracks in his sonic brick wall, in the form of anime yelps, battle rap bars scraped from the depths of YouTube and microsampled video game SFX; "Black Mouth" almost feels like some scarred descendant of a battle / break record. Other faves: "Waited So Long To Tell You," "Laced Blunt," "Golden Truffles." Limited first cassette edition of 100, recommended.
- first cassette edition in purple shell
- pro-dubbed w/ full color J-card
- digital download included
- limited edition of 100
- music label: Already Dead Tapes 2022
reviewed by miss abuse 11/2020