Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nuff X - Tunnel Vision

Hear The Track Here

One of the original Soundclick branch of the X Men, Nuff X successfully set himself up as inventor and purveyor of a hard, gritty substance that has been known to mash people into walls when exposed to public gaze. Insiders cast their eyes wildly, stand upright and prepare to bolt whenever they hear the sound of nuffcore, but that's always the trouble with Insiders innit? Can't trust 'em and they'se pussies. Personally, I have long had a fascination for the nuffcore although my introduction to his music gave me no clue as to what was to come. A couple of Must Haves and a string of raves from everywhere is what. The last couple of years being, sadly, devoid of anything of real nuffcore value.

That isn't to say that I don't enjoy Nuff's other endeavours (he has done some top rate collaborations) but I actually like the old slice and dice, shake and stir, fuqit up school of music that generally may be better known as glitch. Noise can be fun. Like many of Nuff's finer works Tunnel Vision contains equal parts of OMG and WTF. It twists and turns like a rat in a maze, slipping and sliding from place to place with artfully placed skidpans and banana skins, all the while brushing up behind you to make sure there's no mess left.

Takes a rare talent to construct the aural side of that and Nuff is well up for the job. The sort of track that has you thinking 'surely he can't be doing that' and 'isn't that illegal' You forget, however, the essential core of the nuff. This musician has always startled me by his approach to his music, especially when he rolls his sleeves up and really gets hacking at it - bloody inventive, that's for sure. So, electronica and IDM (a genre I really think I do understand) are both generously served from this latest Nuff novelty and, to my ears, one of his finer moments of nuffcore. The breaks are just insane...

Highly Recommended Nuffcore and a MUST HAVE for fans.

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