16.10.2013, Words by Aimee Cliff

canooooopy - 燭台と蜘蛛の糸 [candlestick + spidersilk]

Spooky, tightly crafted sounds from the experimental Japanese beatmaker.

There is a sense of eerie looming in Japanese beatmaker canooooopy's new track 燭台と蜘蛛の糸 (that's candlestick + spidersilk in English) – and what a perfect, almost Halloween-themed title for this slightly spooky track. It begins with a dusty sample of a female voice singing a passage from the Song of Solomon, while a sample from the beginning of Warpaint's Baby loops throughout. Percussion drips throughout the track in a super off-beat hip hop rhythm, leaving a luscious trail of bells, clinking specks of noise, and popping kicks, as waves of ambient synth drop in and out with tense strings. The prolific canooooopy is one third of Japanese beat trio Ganghouse Fungi, along with Lidly and Axion 117. candlestick + spidersilk is available as a free download here.

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