Hudson Mohawke Butter

Hudson Mohawke Butter
Butter's bombastic beat barrage makes for a pop-edged, daring calling card from Glaswegian producer Hudson Mohawke. The stuttered drums and twisted hi-hats behind his R&B-infused, hip-hop-laced debut bring an original spin to the old synth and soul. The cracked-out bass and thunder of tracks such as "Zooo00OOm" or "Gluetooth" set the overall pace, and the never predictable rhythms amount to Mohawke's own unique brand of out-of-sync neo-crunk. Touching on experimentation, the rhythms, at times scattered or drunken, do survive with style over Oliver Daysoul's forced vocals on "Just Decided," and dub-step chipmunks do free-jazz in "Fruit Touch." Becoming surprisingly thumb-sucking soothing in the hypnotic loop of "Acoustic Lady" or stumbling into lazy drum rolls and sitar synth in "Rising 5," Mohawke's cut-up beats, while at times uneven, are always energized and original. (Warp)