December 12, 2018|
January 30, 2019
electronic; experimental; ambient; dream; dreampunk; experimental (Bandcamp)Electronic; Experimental; Ambient; dream (SoundCloud)
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Aesthetic 2013-2018 is a sampler released by HKE, published for cassette through Dream Catalogue in 2019. The sampler serves as a "best of", consisting of tracks released from 2013 to 2018 (Alongside a few unreleased tracks).
|1||A1||Memories||Pain of Gods & Loop Matrix||5:54|
|2||A2||Shiva||SQ777-1: No Man Is God||5:20|
|8||A8||Dragon Blood||Dragon Soul||4:36|
|9||A9||No Sleep||Sleeping Angel & Charming Devil||4:34|
|11||A11||HKE (ft. MXXA)||6:00|
|12||B1||Paranoia (as "Hong Kong Express")||Hong Kong Express||2:05|
|13||B2||Sleeping Beast (as "Ancient Sandtimer")||Stay Away||2:24|
|14||B3||2084 (as "AIR Japan")||Ghost Dragon||2:46|
|15||B4||सूर्यास्त (as "Lotus Flowers")
|16||B5||New Animals Expensive Fashion (as "Silk Demon")||Silk Demon's the Embrace Between the Circus and the Sky||5:36|
|17||B6||Drop The Throne (as "Henry Moonchild")||Original||5:08|
|18||B7||A Heart Full Of Love (as "DARKPYRAMID")||A Heart Full Of Love||4:26|
|19||B8||ふわっと (as "2814", with t e l e p a t h)
|20||B9||hold me again (as "emperor tangerine")||find me lady||7:10|
|21||B10||sadness_1066 (as "hyper_devil")||THE DARKNESS AND HATRED INSIDE||2:20|
|22||B11||Like Spinning Plates (as "Martin Smith")||LOST: The Infernal Mixtape||2:07|
|23||B12||Meteor Dagger (as "Sandtimer")||Pain of Gods & The New King||2:06|
|24||B13||Crying Angel (as "Buried Angel")||Sleep Tsunami||5:05|
|25||B14||I Am The Non-Entity (as "チェスマスター")||I Am Chesumasuta||5:16|
|26||B15||Time Existence 2 (as "Subaeris")||Existence||3:06|
Neither a ‘best of’, nor a ‘greatest hits’, HKE’s Aesthetic 2013-2018 instead serves as both an introduction and a reminder – a starting point or an addendum, depending on how you decide to approach this two-sided set. It is an overview of these years of Dream Catalogue's founder and spiritual guru, David Russo, the artist: an invitation to explore the branches of this tree of life far beyond what is presented here.
This compilation comprises one track from each of his most notable releases as ‘HKE’; individual track selections from a variety of his aliases; new songs Pressure Drop and HKE (ft. MXXA), made specifically for this compilation; and an unreleased Henry Moonchild track – all sequenced together to make for something that works as an individual full-length listen in itself. This release covers an at times utterly demented approach, given the extremely prolific and wide-ranging scope of the output it draws from – a kaleidoscope of crashing aesthetics.
Aesthetic 2013-2018 attempts to neatly tie a bundle of chaos into a small gift box. But the box reveals an invitation to take a deep dive into the divine chaos of The Artist Formerly Known As HKE, 2013 - 2018.