Rhyton: Redshift

Rhyton: Redshift

By Matthew Fiander

Redshift is an impressive and lasting record because it manages something not all experimental music can pull off. It is both immediate and challenging, catchy and complex. 25 Jul 2016 // 2:29 AM

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// Short Ends and Leader

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