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Stitched Together: Paffgen’s “Channel View”

Tokyo artist Paffgen’s “Channel View” — tipped off to us by our friends at Lights & Music — is a 17-minute journey made up of a wide array of original sounds and samples, taken from the likes of The Weeknd and Neon Indian and, uhhh, Diddy Kong Racing. It features something that could be considered tropical — artist Pun Pun Circle adds marimba to it — but which is a bit more off-kilter than anything you’d want to hear playing by the beach. Yet that is where “Channel View” shines, frequently mutating to the point of feeling like mini-songs sewn together and pulling off the pretty impressive feat of being compelling for its entire play time. Listen above.