Bryant Canelo self-releases EP 6000 ways on May 7, with a stream premiering on AQNB today. The South Carolina-based producer works with recorded analogue equipment to experiment with deconstructed techno, rap and experimental composition, while releasing a number of records with titles pull ya’ll up in puyallup, tumblr.com/bryantcanelo, The Black Struggle and more.
The degraded and blown-out approach to sound is reminiscent of the 00s chillwave and hypnogogic pop of the likes of early Oneohtrix Point Never or James Ferraro, particularly the latter’s The Skaters days, which is further echoed in a similar use of absurd and ambiguous titles, such as ‘show some support? buddy I’m supporting my bed I’m sleep right now’ and ‘DJ PIERRE ESCARGOT – hella eggs’. Canelo’s lo-fi meanderings are more modular, whether it’s in the flatulent loop of a reverse bass line in ‘they say that the best top soil comes from florida, new york’ or the undulating white noise and distortion of ‘people be trying to follow other people’s footsteps and don’t even have the same shoe size as them smh’.**