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A philosophy I like to standby is that any piece of music with lyrics at the forefront should generally attempt to appeal to the mind and heart, whereas music devoid of lyrics, such as electronic music, should strive to reach deeper, immersing the listener into a whole different universe of the producers imagining, and, more importantly, be impassioned enough to touch the soul. It’s been upwards of six years since Skee Mask initially surfaced into the public eye and smoothly became one of ... read more


Nearly two hours of new material from Skee Mask sounds like a godsend for a much anticipated third album from the Compro producer who blew my mind in 2018 with a project so vast in scope and so effortless in execution. However, Pool hardly comes close to the amazingly cold textures of that album, instead utilising similar textures in frankly boring and uninteresting ways. The subtleties and nuance that seemed so perfectly arranged in the past feels haphazardly throw together, and with 18 tracks ... read more


100 or so minutes of surreal, atmospheric and glitchy breakbeat. This is my first intro to Skee Mask, and boy I’m mad I didn’t get round to this sooner. Another strong aoty contender.

Standout: Rvdnedub
Favs: LFO, Stone Cold 369, 60681z, Dolan Tours, Testo BC Mashup, Rio dub, Harrison Ford, Pepper boys, Breathing Method, DJ Camo bro, CZ3000 dub, Nvivo

Least fav: Ozone


not sure if this *needed* to be nearly two hours of material but it surprisingly kept my attention throughout and made my ears feel really good :)


Fav tracks: ozone, testo bc mashup, harrison ford


AOTY 2021

So much material
So many ideas
So well executed
Undeniably Skee Mask

Bryan is an absolute treasure

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Track List

  1. Nvivo
  2. Stone Cold
  3. LFO
  4. Rdvnedub
  5. CZ3000 Dub
  6. DJ Camo Bro
  7. Collapse Casual
  8. Breathing Method
  9. Ozone
  10. Rio Dub
  11. Testo BC Mashup
  12. Dolan Tours
  13. Absence
  14. 60681z
  15. Crosssection
  16. Harrison Ford
  17. Pepper Boys
  18. Fourth
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Added on: May 7, 2021