Stuart Chalmers Loop Phantasy No.2

Stuart Chalmers Loop Phantasy No.2

11 tracks of blissed out untitled and confusing rhythmic patterns derived from discarded new age and pop cassettes recycled by my pal Stuart Chalmers. I'm really happy that this guy is getting involved  and releasing this CD with Ono ! 


Piccadilly Records Said . . . 
Michael Holland's Ono imprint returns with another run of beautifully presented, mind expanding sounds for your listening pleasure. This time round Stuart Chalmers is at the helm, picking up where he left off on Must Die's "Loop Fantasy No. 1", with 11 tracks of hazy psychedelia built out of the remnants of easy listening , new age and pop cassettes. An expert tape manipulator, Chalmers dubs a plethora of samples down to loops of various lengths, then layers the sounds into a shifting, pulsating and shimmering collage of odd grooves, backmasked melodies and avant pop. Shifting between headnodding funk, disorienting hip hop, minimalism and ambient from one track to the next, Chalmers manages to call to mind The Avalanches, Dilla, Tod Dockstader and Moon B whilst still keeping things coherent in a dreamy, nonsensical kind of way. Possibly my favourite Ono release yet, this is gonna get regular play for a long time to come.

Boomkat Said. . .
**Edition of 50 housed in hand-made, fold-out jacket** ONO follow-up that charm from Tom Boogizm with a headful of crack'd tape loop magick from the mind of Stuart Chalmers. A nimbly hacked and spliced session unspools across 11 tracks following the artist's whim from neo-classical string motifs thru Screw-style sludge to febrile, Nicholas Collins-like chops and lopped-off trip hop, plus some delectably intangible ambient pieces that just left us totally light-headed. It's fairly rare that an album can veer from serene to psychotomimetic without ever losing the thread quite like 'Loop Phantasy No.2', but I guess that's exactly what we should expect from a label such as ONO. RIYL Actress, Bellows, DJ Screw, William Basinski.
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