Back in the thick fog of 2012 (that was, like, so long ago), when I wrote about fresh label Airlines Tapes I called Running, the tape by London producer Bewilderbeast “a strong debut, for sure”. Now he’s back with a full vinyl LP entitled Unreal Estate and, judging from the opening killer “Severed”, he aims really high. Though in the beginning it’s suspiciously similar to Oneohtrix Point Never’s “Sleep Dealer”, it quickly grows a strong backbone and jumps onto the dancefloor with some ultra-catchy vocal harmonies to boot. The whole album sounds like Four Tet in his There Is Love In You era having a bromance with the whole chillwave genre and adding some ecstatic lyrics (and vocals) in the process, thus giving birth to the grainy dance catharsis that is Unreal Estate. One of the sleeper albums of 2013. This might get huge. Highly recommended!
Oh and by the way, how the hell did they manage to get “Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!” Bob Ross to review this album? This is fantastic. Me Me, I’m a Bewilderbeast man!