STREAMING:: The Parallax View – ‘Hip Slop’ EP + “Aging” [ft. Bluebird Handwriting] videoOctober 7, 2011
A few months ago, we introduced you to The Parallax View at a time when Tyler Koykas’ musical project was new to the world. Since signing with the Woozy Tribe, TPV has released a number of EPs, all of which show a constant progression in his creation and assemblage of unique sounds.
The Parallax View comes up with a concept, idea, or feeling for a release by making some art. When I last spoke with TPV, he felt that “a lot of people use photos as covers, [which are] pretty plain and the music always ends up pretty plain.” To combat this feeling, he began the creative process for his latest EP, Hip Slop, by taking a photo, rubbing a kitchen cleaner on it, and letting it sit for a few days to see what the final product would be.
Musically, the Hip Slop EP features the simple, tight beats of a hip hop album, combined with the dark, creepy, ambient tones of TPV’s keyboards. The end result is a mix of tracks that give a “full band feel” even though they were created by a single artist.
Also in the works from The Parallax View is an October 13th re-release of the Hip Slop EP, which will come out on a limited run of cassettes, and will most likely include vocals on the original tracks by Bluebird Handwriting, B Side Malone, Vimana Aircraft, Body Cheetah, Rosko Taint, Messed Up Coyote, and Mauve Angeles. Please note that the final choice on the artists to be included on the re-release is still TBD.
Check out the video for “Aging,” which features the vocals of Bluebird Handwriting.