I put on I Call This Place Home, Acclimated Assassin‘s brand new release, this morning while driving to work. I was immediately moved by the samples from Punishment Park (a personal favorite underground film of mine), and I knew I was in for something not only moving, but timely (and in an ironically bittersweet way when the subject matter is considered, timeless). I was formulating a bunch of eloquent words, but then I took a look at the description that Acclimated Assassin provided for the project, and I felt those words to be more appropriate :
“One part dystopian world one part modern day America. That’s what invoked the production and direction on Acclimated Assassin‘s newest beat tape. I Call This Place Home is a look at what plagues the world, with many of the beats on this tape crafted after watching the film Punishment Park and being reminded of the many issues this country faces.”
I couldn’t have put it better myself. There are plenty of merch options for this release, so support if you can, but spread the word about this one regardless, because it deserves to be heard by as many people as possible.
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Quite often, I take deep dives into the abyss that is YouTube, and one of my favorite discoveries is the lo-fi beat scene emergence, complete with looped anime clips to seal the deal on aesthetic. That’s what makes it so great when a peer pops up in that realm, sort of like when I stumbled across Austin-based producer Indubes and a video titled Salt [Beat Tape]. The thirteen-ish minute beat tape consists of familiar piano and guitar samples, solid drum loops and programming, vocal samples, and a wonderful clip from Spirited Away that gets more and more delightful with each loop. This is the kind of music that sets a mood, and that mood is one I won’t mind revisiting. Quality work, and work that deserves sharing, commenting and liking.
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Tagged austin, beat tape, chief, dr. ew, indubes, lo fi, salt [beat tape], spirited away, the doomsday device, youtube