Hudson Mohawke announces new album Cry Sugar

Hudson Mohawk officially returns to announce his next album, cry sugar due August 12 via Warp Records. With the announcement arriving alongside the new single “Bicstan“, plus an accompaniment
Megamix viewer, in 2022,
Hudson Mohawk shouts the sugar.

On “Sugar Scream (Megamix)
Hudson takes various parts of the full album to provide a window into the project’s full sonic palette before its release, while “Bicstan” dabs elements of Roland TB-303 speckled with acid and driving gabber alongside floating and effervescent vocals and Kerri Chandler-esque house chords.

His third album,
cry sugar, deepens his practice of producing motivational music for clubgoers, elevating the debauchery and inspiring many through his own brand of anthemic maximalism. Trading his lineage in the dark, antipathy-filled UK lanes of Glasgow for studio sessions with flamboyant Pavarotti-inspired tenors and drunken string quartets, Mohawk composed in an abiding fascination with the fusion of high and low culture. After all, he is indeed the architect of the lofty heights of hi-definition trap production that basked in the 2010s – a style that has been appropriated in everything from littered beer cans at college parties to movie commercials. ‘Arby. American decadence becomes a stage for its music to flourish – where the DJ booth becomes a composer’s podium to direct the tense drama between debauchery and apocalypse.

cry sugarserves Hudson Mohawke’s debut work deeply informed by apocalyptic film scores and soundtracks from everyone from the late Vangelis to the clumsy pomp of John Williams’ 90s major chords. cry sugar
also serves as Mohawk own demented OST to mark the twilight of our cultural collapse. Like the album cover (by Wayne Horse and Willehad Eilers) depicts – we’re arm in arm with the Ghostbusters Marshmallow Man, returning home swinging a bottle of Jack to gaze upon the gray storm of a coming catastrophe. Stay tuned for more
Hudson Mohawk Coming soon. In 2022, we cry sugar.

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Rachel J. Bradford