I8U Grasshopper Morphine

Abstract electronic that is sound sculpting at its most lacerating, delicate and refined, like a box of loose scalpel blades. Following the textural, yet highly atmospheric, B, Grasshopper Morphine is intriguing and sometimes downright physically painful to listen to. Some of the frequencies are so delicate, yet barbed, that it feels as though the sensitive inner nerves of the ears are being plucked and pinched. It seems that 18U's music grows increasingly complex and intricate with every release, and her work demands the listeners' full attention and receptivity with the strength of the craft that's residing in the subtleties and details. Grasshopper Morphine is definitely I8U's most challenging work, yet also her most beautiful collection of sound sculptures. In order to fully appreciate this recording, an environment with minimal background noise is strongly recommended. (Pie Head)