The early 2010s were a momentous time for the UK underground. Mysterious experimental duo Hype Williams sat in the midst of it, tongues firmly in cheeks. Despite their mystique, however, their music has remained grounded in the everyday, mundane to the point of absurdity. This newly released live set by Lolina – formerly known as Inga Copeland, of Hype Williams – is very much in the vein of her earlier work: over austere beats and guttural drones, she sings of smoking behind petrol pumps, driving stick and musing on how dark the streets are. She bends disintegrating samples, cacophonous whirs and disharmony into a pulsating narrative.
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