Premiere: Heartplay – See Through This


Heartplay's first EP 'Téléphone', which came out earlier this year, was a woozy embrace of soft-centered techno. '002' is his new self-released EP, coming out on 12" black label, and we're very happy to be able to premiere the flipside, 'See Through This'.

Heartplay had a revelation when he realised he could make music with his father's old electric organ (pictured above), which now forms the core of his basic setup. His punk attitude – he records straight to tape, no edits, no arrangements, often just a single take – comes through strongly in the music.

'See Through This' simmers into being with a burst of static, quickly finding gear and then being driven along by a distorted pulse. Later on these high notes come in like lonely radar bleeps, but gradually they start to take over, providing a foamy wash of melody that reminds me of My Bloody Valentine at their most abstract. The pulse dies down, turning into a loping beat, and the track comes full circle.

It's raw and uncompromising, almost psychedelic, which Heartplay attributes to his recent interest in Austin's '60s rock scene (13th Floor Elevators, Red Crayola et al.) It's also fantastic, and you should definitely listen to it below:

'002' is out 25 Jan. Find Heartplay over on Soundcloud.