Saline is the third installment in a series of records from Ultramajic boss Jimmy Edgar. While the first part, Hot Inside, represented the element of fire, and its follow-up release, Mercurio, symbolized water, Saline is aligned with earth. It's no accident that the name refers specifically to the earthly compound salt, as desalination is an integral metaphysical process that helps to hone the third eye.
The EP rises from the ashes of Hot Inside and Mercurio with "Burn," a blazing acid-tinged banger that boats dry drums and a strangled wail. The reference to fire in the title suggests the evolution of Edgar's series of singles, while the name of the track "Decalcify" invokes a process closely related to desalination, as both play a role in making the body more attuned to supernatural experiences. Ultramajic's Chicago house influence enticed legendary footwork producer DJ Rashad, who's voice can be heard in the sampled squawk on metallic tune "Walk Show." The final track "Who's Watchin," features Jimmy's own vocal, coy bleep-bloop instrumentation and hissing hi-hats.
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We hope you like cats. If you don't, you might have a hard time making it through Detroit producer Jimmy Edgar's new video for "Who's Watchin."
In the clip for this chopped-up, sample-heavy electronic track, we see a photograph of a cat gradually move towards the camera against a series of 3D animated backdrops. The original photo undergoes some quirky visual treatments, eventually getting swapped out for pictures of - you guessed it - different cats.
This comes from this year's Saline EP. -- Exclaim!
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