Sixtoo - Jackals & Vipers In Envy Of Man - CD
With the dog days of summer nearing a close, Montrealer Sixtoo's latest masterpiece, Jackals and Vipers in Envy of Man, drops onto society. For this new record, Sixtoo delves further into the solo electronics realm. Surrounded by a stack of machines in his studio space, he stitches together a tape-edit record compiled from various live sets. Along the way, these tracks evolve into entirely new compositions, melted down to their basic elements and refined into what we now know as Jackals and Vipers in Envy of Man.
The results are mindblowing. Sixtoo's signature drum-machine fury is combined with dark, melodic electronics to create film-noir style paranoia pieced together into one suite with 13 different movements. Aggressive, deep, complex, spatial, and most importantly, tough as nails. Jackals and Vipers in Envy of Man is a reflective look forward for Sixtoo¥a beatscape that may require a warmup and a massage before listening. Truly a head-nodding affair of the highest order.