Champagne Drip's "Of Course I Still Love You" travels down new uncharted territory for producer Sam Pool; pulling together elements from his former bass project SPL, and bringing them into the fold of his future-leaning aquatic-bass project Champagne Drip.
The titular first track "Of Course I Still Love You", which takes it's name from Elon Musk's SpaceX's ocean-going rocket landing platform, highlights Pool's trademark sound design, mixing warm wobbles with trap beats, and arcade blips.
"Ikebana" balances 80's scream synths with warped arpeggios.
"Oni", the darkest Champagne Drip track to date, juxtaposes elegant zither string plucks with wonky hip-hop beats.
Track 4, "Machines Can Be Our Friends", rounds out his original tracks with a symphonic slow-motion (and almost psychedelic) hip-hop beat that truly slaps.
The release is rounded out by two stellar remixes from veteran producer Starkey and the always on point Sayer. Starkey repurposes "Of Course I Still Love You" into a grimey DJ-ready dance-floor filler.
Sayer's merciless take on "Oni" pushes sonic boundaries, and is sure to test the limits of bass cabinets everywhere in 2017.
The Chicago wunderkind's debut album is half lo-fi hip-hop pianos and breakneck drumming, half polished pop songs full of orchestral arrangements and whimsical but melancholic melodies. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 23, 2020
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