Micachu & The Shapes And The London Sinfonietta - Chopped & Screwed

An expansive work that fills no niche
Micachu & The Shapes And The London Sinfonietta - Chopped & Screwed
Micachu = busy! Just before her second LP drops she knocks out an improvised album inspired by the hip-hop process of ‘chopping and screwing’, (halving tempo, skipping beats and affecting portions of the original music) a scene that also involves battering loads of codeine cough syrup; a fun way to kill an afternoon. So we’re left to enjoy a stark, uncompromising and haunted soundscape in which Micachu pops and flits around, tumbling amongst tortured strings and off-kilter percussion with her band jamming with some geriatric fiddlers. It’s a fascinating place but one suspects we won’t appreciate it fully for a while. An expansive work that fills no niche.

7/10

Words by MATTHEW BENNETT


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