Mister Water Wet
Top Natural Drum
Soda Gong
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2022
Includes Instant Download
LP
20.99
SODA011LP / Includes Download Code
Edition of 500 copies, die-cut sleeve, gloss laminate finish
Pre-Order: Available on / around Oct 28th 2022
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Soak 4:22
2A Whisper Won't Scale A Wall 3:25
3Caged At Last 3:44
4Frass 6:04
5Classicfit 2:25
6Little Karoo 4:18
7Gossamer Hints Softly Spun 3:16
8Always And In All Ways (High) 4:25
9Bust At The Derby 3:35
10Coroner Kent (Theme) 4:54

Following releases on West Mineral and Lillerne Tapes, Iggy Romeu’s inimitable Mister Water Wet project makes its Soda Gong debut. “Top Natural Drum” feels like a double entendre ode to digging culture, drawing equally from the plantlife in the dirt and the grooves in the stacks. Tracks like opener “Soak” concoct a haze of resonant ceramic/wooden percs, skittering drum programming, and addictive yet diffuse melodic and harmonic textures. Dusty-fingered nodders like “Caged at Last”, “Classicfit,” and “Gossamer Hits Softly Spun” harken back to the glory days of instrumental hiphop and downtempo, sounding a bit like transmissions from some lost Landspeed Records or Mo’ Wax comp, or like field recordings from the courtyard at Scribble Jam that have been infused with the slippery sonic signatures and sleights of hand that define MWW productions. What links these two distinctive tonal registers is a sort of lingering warmth – warmth like the saturation of natural dye or sunlight on a brisk, clear Midwestern autumn day.

Written and produced by Iggy Romeu
Mastered by Kassian Troyer at D&M
Artwork by Felix Luke & Alex McCullough