Monday, 1 August 2011

SBTRKT - Wildfire

I've always wondered how anyone can describe a bassline as "dirty".  But now I know - the bassline to Wildfire isn't just dirty, it's positively filthy.  If music could be pornographic, this track would be its distillation.  The sonic sex appeal is only added to by Little Dragon singer Yukimi Nagano, whose vocal is filled with wanton sexuality.

It's a shame then that the track never really develops.  Aside from the beat, providing a foil to the bassline's syncopation, Wildfire (ironically enough for its title) doesn't go anywhere.  Still, it's a totally grind-worthy record that you won't regret the morning after the night before.