Rustie Glass Swords

Rustie Glass Swords
Rustie does chillwave without the "chill." The bombastic Glaswegian producer has crafted Glass Swords (his debut LP) from synthesized drumbeats, handclaps and bass lines, and, well, there's basically lots of synth. The resulting 13 tracks play like a Japanese videogame: absorbing, adorable, arcane and incredibly addictive. Admittedly, songs like "Hover Traps," "Death Mountain" and "All Nite" are, at their core, extremely primitive. But it's in the way that Rustie builds, deconstructs and sequences his songs that allows Glass Swords to work its way into your psyche. On "Globes" and "Ultra Thizz," the young producer hits every mark, while every beat and pause sounds strategically placed to spin wild tales of mystical booty and exotic dance floors. After a couple of listens, one may come to the conclusion that Rustie might just be a one-trick-pony. But, man, that one trick is perfect. (Warp)