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New Metome: Shibboleth

Metome has been consistently active over the last few years, and now some of the more left-field highlights of recent times have been gathered together on new set Shibboleth. This comes from a period where Metome was interested in texture, and how different sounds could sound as they weave in and out of one another. Opener “Itch Stopping” (originally from 2015) takes familiar Metome sounds and warps them, eventually letting a soothing piano wash over it all. “Exotic” matches sharp synth notes up against what sounds like slime slipping down a wall to make an unnerving cut, while “Lady Mondegreen” plays around with tempo and cooed vocal samples. And it all ends with a 2016 experiment in crinkling ambience, “50 Minutes,” serving as a bit of a chaser after the skipping preceding it. Get it here, or listen below.