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Clipping – Wriggle


Great EP that came out earlier this summer from one of experimental hip-hop’s leading lights. A full length (SPLENDOR & MISERY) also comes out on SUB POP in September, that lovely bridge of a month between summer and fall (you know the one). WRIGGLE is slight at only 20 minutes but still features the sound and attitude endemic of this Los Angeles trio. Noise and industrial sounds pervade the production, and the bass is fierce. The title track stands out coming off like some kind of slightly sped up CONTAINER track with a chorus imploring the listener to, “wriggle like fish girl/boy, wriggle like snake girl/boy, wriggle like worm girl/boy, wriggle like an eel.” Works for me. ANDRE 3000 vibes in the flow.

Also feeling “Hot Fuck No Love” which arrives from the complete opposite end of the spectrum beat-wise. Slow pulse, and sexually charged lyrics over some KONONO NO. 1 sounding electronic plinkery, Cakes da Killa & Maxi Wild join Daveed Diggs on this one. WRIGGLE is a sweet little fix for CLIPPING fans while we await the next full batch from these underground heroes. Party music, end of summer like, from these longtime favs and ex-CAPTAIN AHAB-ers.

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