Kyle Hall – Sun Goddess review

When the closing weeks of this year approach and the Juno Plus scribes have a meeting over who deserves what in 2010, it’s highly likely that the name Kyle Hall will feature prominently. Lesser mortals might be filled with envy at the prodigious talent the Detroit native has shown since the onset of a new decade. We prefer to focus on how lucky modern electronic music is to have Kyle Hall.

Not content with killer releases for Third Ear and Hyperdub and sharing space with some absolute legends for Rick Wilhite’s Vibes series, Hall has also graced our ears with outer galactic rerubs of Space Dimension Controller, Jimmy Edgar and Hundred In The Hands. The latest entry in Hall’s Annus Mirabilis is The Sun Goddess EP, the fourth release on Hall’s own Wild Oats imprint which comes on IRN BRU coloured vinyl.

A Side “Solar Funk” is an excellent slice of stuttering futuristic dub boogie, with crunching kicks aplenty sandwiched by warm synth washes and an off kilter organ melody. Flip over for clubbier jack of “Dance With A Sun Goddess” with scattergun hi hats giving the track a crazed feel which is compounded by the oscillating buzz that sweeps beneath throughout. Both tracks display Hall’s typically unique understanding of Detroit techno aesthetics.

Tony Poland