Mochipet Release New EP: Psilocybin Samurai
Mochipet is back! Today we welcome to the world a petite EP of juicy glitch hop goodness. Psilocybin Samurai is everything I have been missing about electronic music and so much more.
I have been craving the kind of hard-hitting, head-bobbing bassy glitch hop this little EP delivers. So many producers have recently taken a turn for the more chill, or funky or even hip-hoppy. And while Psilocybin Samurai stays fresh, new and exciting, it has that fast-paced uber interesting sound profile that I adore about glitch hop.
Let’s start the intergalactic journey that this album takes us on with the first track, “Cractal Frunk.” If frunky is a word then this song is it’s definition. It opens with sharp horn blasts, a funky, plunky melody and huge a build up into a track that perpetually gains an unimaginable amount of energy. I love that this piece opens the EP. It’s on fire with sonic kinesis and lively beats.
Next we move onto the album’s namesake track, “Psilocybin Samurai”. This piece slows it down. Starting out with a meditative far eastern melody which picks up fairly quickly into syncopated, glitchy composition that I cannot sit still while listening too. This piece involves mad cool collection of sounds. Human-sounding vocals, big sliding synths with a splash of something totally other-wordly.
“Princess Monomenoke” incorporates the previous track’s eastern sounds with a little bit more mania and a little bit more oddity. This track bubbles and marches along to it’s own crazy rhythm. Perhaps the most ‘conceptual’ piece on Psilocybin Samurai, it offers a less predictable structure, making it super interesting to listen to, the kind of track that keeps me guessing even after a few listens.
The EP closes with a bass-centric track, “Hati Babi Bungkus”. Synth sounds run along quickly accompanied by percussive vocal sounds and like I said, big bass. Like the tracks before it, it is highly energetic and kinetic. A perfect wrap up to Psilocybin Samurai.
Catch Mochipet at Gem & Jam this weekend or later in the month at Palace Theatre in Hawaii!
Psilocybin Samurai can be downloaded here.