A History with Samus draws one in gently, beginning with the rain-soaked Setsuko. Indeed, the album’s most affecting moments result from its grappling with the potentiality inherent in the video game, using texture and melody to foreground the interface between human and game, tracing the complex emotional interplay set in motion when a game boots up. In so doing, Odeko uses grime and video games as technologies, which, following Mark B. N. Hansen in Bodies in Code, enables the ontological and empirical status of the human to become visible. In mapping a virtual and affective geography, Odeko is always returning to the human, whose embodiment engenders this exploration.
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Odeko - A History With Samus As new instrumental grime matures, its trailblazers give way to consolidators: producers who build on existing ideas, synthesising and refining them into something fresh. Wales's Odeko is just such a producer. His debut EP, A History With Samus, draws on two overlapping micro-trends, one of which taps the wellspring of video game nostalgia among '90s babies, the other of which reimagines grime as weepy bedroom electronica.
Odeko – A History With Samus. Tracklist 1. Setsuko 2. The Yumato Spring 3. Sugar Acid 4. Tsundoku. Mr. Mitch’s Gobstopper Records is regarded as a melodic grime label, but Odeko’s EP is evidence of what happens when you strip out the grime and focus on the melodies. The soft pads of ‘Setsuko’ give way to a glossy lead and textures that are seriously reminiscent of Sakamoto ‘Forbidden Colours’. Restraint is the key word here – the approach is light, like carpets of fallen cherry blossom. The Yumato Spring’ joins two disarmingly lovely melodies arm in arm, before being overwhelmed by fizzy sawtooth foams.
Odeko makes his EP debut with four future-focused adventures in the exciting fertile land between experimental grime and glistening, formula-free electronica. From the pulsating subs and wavy melodic twangs of "Setsuko" to the ed harp echoes of "Sugar Acid", very few parallels can be made bar, perhaps, Chinese grime aficionado Swimful. Far East by inspiration, far out by design, Odeko is on to something special here. Played by. Juno Recommends Bass.
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Performer: Odeko Genre: Electronic Title: A History With Samus Released: 2016 Style: Grime, Abstract MP3 version ZIP size: 1743 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1481 mb Rating: 4.5 Votes: 719 Other Formats: MPC WAV AHX DXD APE AA MP3