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Watch: DEEDS: "Rushy"

03 September 2014, 09:20 | Written by Melanie Battolla

​When DEEDSdebut track “Video Dreams” and its accompanying visuals were unveiled almost two months ago, they unearthed desires of nostalgic trips of unheard and unseen clarity.

The electronic project, devised by ex-I Ching frontman Rollo Smallcombe, seems to be the perfect vehicle and at the same time highway for any time-travelling listener or viewer into a zone in which different cinematographic and music eras merge together into an indiscernible and majestic “past”.

DEEDS now returns with his latest offering of media ancestry, with the track “Rushy” and its accompanying visuals. Whilst “Video Dreams” was a somewhat bipolar track, with its gloomy opening and ecstatic closing, and with a sound that could easily sit between the 70s and 80s, “Rushy” seems to slowly wade across time through an enclosure filled with formaldehyde.

The 808-synthesised rhythm section and unsettling bass line, along with the isolated, rippling synths, emanate the experimental nature of early 80s electronica and house music, slowly developing and gradually changing, while the breakdown, with its wooing keyboard refrain seems more apt for an early 90s house jam. Paired with the once again perfectly-picked clips, a mixture of sci-fi classics, natural history documentaries and unknown material, “Rushy” makes for another, sometimes chilling, journey.

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