RIYL: Dean Blunt, Hype Williams, Inga Copeland
Label: 5 G8 Temple
“Ominous” could be used to describe the theme of most of theÂ releases I’ve written up this week and John T. Gast’sÂ Inna BabylonÂ is a continuation of said theme. If you do a search for John T. Gast on Google, you’ll find that there’s next to nothing about him/her – Google places a picture of Terre Thaemlitz for his/her profile picture. John T. Gast is heavily embedded in the idea of Hype Williams, and frankly I’m not even sure Gast is a separate entity as much as it is another pseudonym for Inga Copeland/Dean Blunt (either person going at it alone, or jointly). To add more intrigue, Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland aren’t their real names either. Other than “ominous,” I can only describe this as something befitting the Hype Williams canon (if you will).
As a side note, John T. Gast’s ExcerptsÂ (which also could be considered, surprise surprise, ominous), released on Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu,Â happens to be one of the records that piqued my interest last year so check that out if you haven’t. Listen to the Bandcamp stream ofÂ Inna Babylon below and see what you think of it. Cheers!
100 copies - hand stamped
*PREORDER - shipping approx. END MAY 2016
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive