Rustie’s mind-melting debut LP “Glass Swords” is streaming. Have a listen.
Rustie‘s debut LP “Glass Swords,” if the universe is right and true, should by every stretch of the imagination be considered one of the best albums of 2011, although it certainly has some room for improvement.
Where M83 mis-steps with the uneven double LP “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming,” Rustie takes electronic music into some absolutely beautiful and mind-melting territory. While Anthony Gonzalez is lost in an admixture of John Hughes soundtracks and self-sampling of past albums, Rustie is imagining the contours and horizons of electronic music’s future.
It’s a feat when an artist can, in a single album, evoke everyone from the Vangelis on the Bladerunner soundtrack, Aphex Twin, Chemical Brothers and Kanye West to Basement Jaxx, Outkast, ’80s electro, Boards of Canada and Balearic beat, amongst a slew of other sounds and rhythms, and the make it sounds futuristic.
Basically, the listener finds in Rustie’s “Glass Swords” anything they want to hear. It is an alchemical audio mirror and something of a rorschach test for the listener.
Choice cuts: “Globes,” “Glass Swords,” “Cry Flames” and “After Light.”
Rustie destroys everyone making music right now.
To stream the album, head over to The Guardian.
Stay tuned for our full album review of Rustie’s “Glass Swords.”