No, Google, Fifty Grand is not just a Hemingway story. She’s a LA-based producer, part of the Aural Sects crew, and has been steadily releasing superb dark electronica over the past year. The newest cut is the Pokémon-referencing “Return to Mt. Moon”, which takes a spooky instrumental, like something out of a video game or cheesy movie, and throws some quick drumrolls and snaps over the joint to make it pop. The overall affect reminds me of wandering around the woods late at night, illuminated only by moonlight, hearing some strange movements in the bushes all around you, maybe tripping into a pile of wet leaves, and quickly figuring out how you’re gonna get the fuck home. The art is Böcklin’s “Isle of the Dead”, a fittingly chilling title for the creepy composition.
The track is featured on Earwax Ziptake III released on Allied Force Press, which you can cop here.- King James