DWS114: New Fast – The Sound and the Fury

Part screengazer meditation, part beat-heavy audio collage, this collection of instrumentals by New Fast reference beat culture of west coast hip hop, shifted down to a hazy, narcotic speed. Broken samples, blown bass lines, repetitive loops disappear towards a singularity – never over the edge / not quite out of sight. Upcycling old cassette tapes of decades-old home recordings, radio captures and found sound, New Fast cuts, screws and smooths each track to textural perfection.