Crucial Toronto rapper / producer / DJ myst milano. returns with thrilling new album Beyond the Uncanny Valley, an exhilarating ride through hedonistic experimental hip-hop and house music that reinterprets the breadth of Black electronic music with addictive singular energy. The LP will be out on August 25, and is a co-release between Canadian label Halocline Trance and UK based Phantom Limb.
Listen to the opening track ‘Thirteen’ below, kicking off the album with an exhilarating punch and immediacy. The track’s thumping kick and swirling, haunted synthesis represent myst milano.’s keen ability to nurture perfect symbiosis between production, arrangement and lyrical theme. It is equal parts dreamy, provocative, sexy and powerful, and, together, entirely unique to myst’s creative voice. As with Beyond the Uncanny Valley as a whole, it is evocatively storytelling, mixing vivid imagery with slick wordplay. We are introduced to myst’s groupie (formerly “a hater”), as their crew “causes damage you can’t afford”, while witty threats and erudite posturing flow out over a steadily expanding instrumentation that mimics myst’s breathless, sweatbox DJ sets.
Beyond the Uncanny Valley is myst milano.’s second full length album, following 2021’s rapturously received debut Shapeshyfter, and a monstrously successful accompanying house remix on the UK’s legendary Defected Records.
Beyond the Uncanny Valley:
- Choose Summer (Gold Teeth and Bamboo$)
- Ring Ring
- No Sleep
- Just One Thing
- NBHD (feat. Casey MQ)
- I’m On
- Black Rainbow / Uncanny Valley