Back in the day, I thought of it this way:

Abstract Rules!  Call it a variety thing ... it keeps on mutating, it's hard to look away.  I gravitate toward the chilled sound of Abstract.

Now, I would have to say, this is just another aspect of downtempo, maybe a quirkier subset, a little more complex to scratch that itch in the brain for something engaging ... however I think of it, it's kept its grip on my imagination.  In the mix playlist below, I think it was the presence of the relative glitchy Andrea Parker track and Scuba's Drowning Astronaut that qualified this set as Abstract....


David Holmes: Gone
Andrea Parker: Melodious Thunk
Omni Trio: Sound System
U.N.K.L.E.: Be There (KZA & Kent remix)
Massive Attack: Angel (Mad Professor remix)
Lamb: Five
Swayzak: Bueno
Everything But the Girl: Walking Wounded
  (Springheel Jack Dub remix)
Scuba: Drowning Astronaut


To hear this set, visit the Mixed Music page.



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