This year, Warp releases Glass Swords, the debut album by Rustie, a young Glasgow producer who's come up in the protean post-dubstep scene and has yet to rough up the mainstream. Give him time, though, especially if he catches the ear of a diva. Most of the vinyl-only singles by LFO's revolutionary contemporaries are now sadly forgotten. Frequencies kicked off with LFO literally asking, "What is house?" The duo's answer was the album itself. For LFO, house was everything that had already come along, from wistful Kraftwerk to future-shock electro to beatific Detroit techno. The heavy wobble of dubstep is the frame that holds everything together, but thankfully Rustie's no purist.
Rustie – Glass Swords. Label: Warp Records – WARPCD217. Comes with exclusive Rustie Warp mix-CD (limited to 300 copies) issued in a clear plastic wallet. No tracklisting listed for mix-CD. Label Code (Album): LC02070. Matrix, Runout (Album): CA WARPCD217P @@. Mastering SID Code (Album): IFPI LY88.
On Glass Swords, Rustie continues to integrate the currently hip and terminally unhip - garish probes of ‘80s synth rock, beaten-to-a-pulp dance-pop, ‘90s rave, and bass music, to name four of several drawing points - all for the sake of a rush. Integrate is a light way of putting it, though; the method is more like slathering, layer after layer, with no concern for restraint or tastefulness, though each track is shaped into a songlike structure. Any questions as to whether Rustie would use the album format as a way to refine his sound are answered within a minute of Flash Back, the first.
Glass Swords is the debut studio album by Scottish producer Russell Whyte under his alias of Rustie, released by Warp in 2011. The album was produced and recorded between 2008 and 2010 by Whyte, partially in his father's home in Glasgow, Scotland and partly in his own home in London, England. The album contains vocal work from Whyte as well as London based producer Nightwave. Glass Swords is a musically diverse album that critics found hard to classify as anything specific other than electronic music. The track "Ultra Thizz" was released as a single in September 2011 before the album's release in October of the same year. Re-worked versions of the songs "Surph" and "After Light" were released as singles in 2012 with new vocalists.
This album has an average beat per minute of 130 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 93/189 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Glass Swords. BPM Profile Glass Swords. Album starts at 109BPM, ends at 93BPM (-16), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Rustie.
Much too transcendent of the genre to be called "dubstep" as is stated on the above "Details". Rustie helped usher on the days of IDM and indetronica with diverse beat progression, varied sampling and all-around groundbreaking ideas. Or consider a donation? #16.
Rustie - Glass Swords 02:20. Rustie - Flash Back 03:47. Rustie - Surph 04:33. Rustie - Hover Traps 03:00. Rustie - City Star 03:08. Rustie - Globes 02:46. Rustie - Ultra Thizz 03:59. Rustie - Death Mountain 03:24. Rustie - Cry Flames 03:48. Rustie - After Light 03:42.
|WARPLP217||Rustie||Glass Swords (2xLP, Album)||Warp Records||WARPLP217||UK||2011|
|BRC-306||Rustie||Glass Swords (CD, Album)||Beat Records||BRC-306||Japan||2011|
|WARPCD217||Rustie||Glass Swords (CD, Album, MP)||Warp Records||WARPCD217||UK||2011|
|WARPCDD217||Rustie||Glass Swords (13xFile, MP3, Album, 320)||Warp Records||WARPCDD217||UK||2011|
|WARPLP217||Rustie||Glass Swords (2xLP, Album + CD, Mixed + Ltd)||Warp Records||WARPLP217||UK||2011|