A revitalised HERMITUDE unveil their most dynamic record to date – a synth-entangled and beat drenched masterpiece titled ‘Threads’.
Light years away from their instrumental hip hop origins, Hermitude blaze a trail into darker and more complex territory where drums and melody rule the Earth. From the thrilling pursuit of the computer game-esque ‘Cartridge Kings’ to the beautifully sombre ‘Frayed’, they’ve simultaneously increased the live instrumentation whilst short circuiting it with bass-heavy electronics. Hermitude’s arrangements never remain stagnant; they mature with each minute: counter melodies enriching compositions layer upon layer. Witness the wall of orchestration toward the finale of ‘The River’ as a dramatic juxtaposition to its understated beginning.
LUKE DUBS and ELGUSTO (URTHBOY’s producer) have moulded and finessed each piece through a concentration of dancehall and reggae; electro, latin and jazz; to cough up something wildly diversionary from hip hop.
They’re also utilising a few more vocal tracks this time around; guests include soul singer STEVE CLISBY, Jamaican reggae star LUCIANO, URTHBOY, ELANA STONE and KOOLISM’s HAU.