about the record

Following releases on West Mineral and Lillerne Tapes, Iggy Romeu’s inimitable Mister Water Wet project makes its Soda Gong debut. “Top Natural Drum” feels like a double entendre ode to digging culture, drawing equally from the plantlife in the dirt and the grooves in the stacks.

Tracks like opener “Soak” concoct a haze of resonant ceramic/wooden percs, skittering drum programming, and addictive yet diffuse melodic and harmonic textures. Dusty-fingered nodders like “Caged at Last”, “Classicfit,” and “Gossamer Hits Softly Spun” harken back to the glory days of instrumental hiphop and downtempo, sounding a bit like transmissions from some lost Landspeed Records or Mo’ Wax comp, or like field recordings from the courtyard at Scribble Jam that have been infused with the slippery sonic signatures and sleights of hand that define MWW productions. What links these two distinctive tonal registers is a sort of lingering warmth – warmth like the saturation of natural dye or sunlight on a brisk, clear Midwestern autumn day.

  1. 1 - Soak 4:22
  2. 2 - A Whisper Won't Scale A Wall 3:25
  3. 3 - Caged At Last 3:44
  4. 4 - Frass 6:04
  5. 5 - Classicfit 2:25
  6. 6 - Little Karoo 4:18
  7. 7 - Gossamer Hints Softly Spun 3:16
  8. 8 - Always And In All Ways (High) 4:25
  9. 9 - Bust At The Derby 3:35
  10. 10 - Coroner Kent (Theme) 4:54

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  1. 1 - Soak 4:22
  2. 2 - A Whisper Won't Scale A Wall 3:25
  3. 3 - Caged At Last 3:44
  4. 4 - Frass 6:04
  5. 5 - Classicfit 2:25
  6. 6 - Little Karoo 4:18
  7. 7 - Gossamer Hints Softly Spun 3:16
  8. 8 - Always And In All Ways (High) 4:25
  9. 9 - Bust At The Derby 3:35
  10. 10 - Coroner Kent (Theme) 4:54

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about the record

Following releases on West Mineral and Lillerne Tapes, Iggy Romeu’s inimitable Mister Water Wet project makes its Soda Gong debut. “Top Natural Drum” feels like a double entendre ode to digging culture, drawing equally from the plantlife in the dirt and the grooves in the stacks.

Tracks like opener “Soak” concoct a haze of resonant ceramic/wooden percs, skittering drum programming, and addictive yet diffuse melodic and harmonic textures. Dusty-fingered nodders like “Caged at Last”, “Classicfit,” and “Gossamer Hits Softly Spun” harken back to the glory days of instrumental hiphop and downtempo, sounding a bit like transmissions from some lost Landspeed Records or Mo’ Wax comp, or like field recordings from the courtyard at Scribble Jam that have been infused with the slippery sonic signatures and sleights of hand that define MWW productions. What links these two distinctive tonal registers is a sort of lingering warmth – warmth like the saturation of natural dye or sunlight on a brisk, clear Midwestern autumn day.

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