Actress - Ghosts Have a Heaven

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  • Darren J. Cunningham's first full-length under his Actress moniker is titled Hazyville, and that goes a long way towards describing the tracks found on this 12-inch for Trus'me's Prime Numbers imprint. Of course, it doesn't hurt that two of the three tracks were licensed from that very album, but A-side "Ghosts Have a Heaven"—the lone exclusive track here—also fits the bill nicely, riding a quick-hitting kick drum, a shaker and an indistinct mass of surface hiss that ends up being the main melody. Cunningham pitches it up, down and all around and ends up with a tune to lose yourself in. "Hazyville" is equally as indistinct, its funky beat and whirling synths caught under gauze and lo-fi tape bramble. The hits are muted as a result, but that's part of the point with Actress' work clearly. As on closer, "Redit 124," these songs don't go anywhere—they simply create a headspace for you to enter into. That each track sounds of a piece with one another while remaining entirely singular means that Cunningham has clearly done his job.
  • Tracklist
      A Ghosts Have A Heaven B1 Hazyville B2 Redit 1 2 4