TRACK LIFE: TNGHT – “Acrylics”
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TNGHT’s music, while billed as hip hop instrumentals, almost seems to work more like a sonic steamroller. Filled to the brim with thundering bass, wonky, shrill synthesizers and ear-popping handclaps, it’s hard to envision rappers spitting verses over the duo’s apocalyptic beats.
“Acrylics” sees bandmates Hudson Mohawke and Lunice going for absolute broke. Stuffing the track full of enough hammering noise to wake the neighbors three countries over, TNGHT has never sounded more in your face than what they do here. And once the song switches up time signatures and adds twisted hollers into the group’s repertoire, it becomes clear that TNGHT are ready to break away from the minimalism of their self-titled EP. This is a track to rattle your trunk and all of the windows on your block with, so get ready to have the cops called on you and make sure you don’t have any weed out where they can see.