On a surface level, it is a starburst of avant-garde fusion, collecting a diverse cast
of eccentric geniuses and re- configured into an anthology of n - musique
concrete. As with all of his work, there is a deeper and subversive intent.
Do not mistakenly believe that LIQUIDS HEAVEN is merely a technicolour dream of
ethereal abstractions. It bangs as hard as anything to ever bump from a
subwoofer. Over a polychromatic blast of crunk, bounce on Everybody like a rap
rave inside a 31st century space station. Bite That 2 finds Trinidad James spitting
fames over booty- shaking, wall- crumbling bass. On Ya, 645AR chirps over a
metallic chassis of booming industrial funk.
For all the high energy propulsion, there is a counter- balance of melancholic
beauty. The album's opener, Euphoria features a Liz Y2K vocal that levitates with
plaintive longing. The Milk- aided Dreams 1000000 sounds like the chimerical
soundtrack to a manga utopia that needs to be imagined. Milk also appears on
the finale, Never Leave, which captures a bittersweet sadness, the wistful
emotion of the tide slipping away.
Jimmy's career has been a series of fascinating left- turns. Signed to Warp
Records as a teenage electronic music prodigy, his work needs a scholarly
bibliography to properly assess. He's recorded for the world's most respected
imprints (Warp, K7, Hotflush, Innovative Leisure and his own New Reality Now).
Raised in Detroit, there have been stints soaking up inspiration in Berlin, Atlanta,
LA, and New York. His list of close collaborators includes the most innovative
musicians of the millennium, including Hudson Mohawke, Danny Brown, SOPHIE,
DAWN, Mykki Blanco, Vince Staples, and several full projects with Machinedrum