Illustration by Becky Cloonan.
Tonedeff continues his busy year with the release of his Hunter EP, the third installment of four stylistically unique EP’s that will ultimately be combined to form his long-awaited (to say the least!) sophomore album, Polymer.
Where his Glutton EP dealt with the concept of excess and addiction, and his Demon EP dealt with the pressures and side-effects of anxiety, mortality and time-management; Hunter deals with themes of delusion, self-worth and competitive nature.
“Polymer is about breaking myself down into fragments, so Hunter is me coming to terms with my own competitive nature in life. I’ve devoted most of my life in pursuit of this cultural idealism that has shaped me for better and for worse, so I needed to really deal with it in an honest way in a style I’m rooted in. These songs are the closest things to traditional ‘Boom Bap on the album’, yet synth-flavored.”
Tone’s partner-in-podcast PackFM and Substantial drop verses, Fjer provides background vocals and DJ JS-1 is responsible for all scratches. Take a listen below, download here and be sure to pre-order Polymer!