Released: Nov 2012
Label: Hippos In Tanks
James Ferraro's Far Side Virtual dipped deep into high-gloss new age and readymade corporate pop, the kind of thing you might hear over a late-night infomercial. Sushi is less directly indebted to capitalist trash culture, nodding instead to house and hip-hop in a way that feels both critically abstracted but also genuinely soulful -- even though "soul" might not rank towards the top of Ferraro's Singularity-obsessed lexicon. Whatever its transhumanist leanings and ultra-HD sheen, it's an engrossing, lysergic listen, as good for dancing as for theorizing.
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