Fasman’s Finds – Africans With Mainframes

Fasman’s Finds is our column from Rebecca Fasman (intrepid record nerd, DJ, and curator at the Kinsey Institute) in which she shares what she’s listening to and why. 

I’ve recently revisited one of my favorite albums from 2016, K.M.T. by Africans With Mainframes. The Chicago-based duo consists of two acid house producers, Jamal Moss and Noleian Reusse, and at points the album is so intense that it becomes overwhelming, in the driving, pounding beats and unrelenting energy. The pair uses distortion, fuzz, and undulating layers of noise to tremendous and cinematic effect. The tracks get trippy as soon as you’re almost at your breaking point, and these textural variations that change from moment to moment bring you deep into the music. The track above is the most mellow on the album; it is at times lush and juicy, and dark and fuzzed out. I can’t quite get over how deeply I end up listening when I put on this album. 

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