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Patterns Of Escapism

High Focus Records
Flip drops the title track from his new album, his sixth in a career that has always intrigued. 'Patterns Of Escapism' absolutely nails a recurrent subject for High Focus artists — the desire to escape reality and identity in a world getting increasingly harsh and difficult to survive in. Flip interrogates the mindset that makes drugs and drink such a daily retreat for all of us while never hectoring or lecturing, just breaking down exactly how it is. Illinformed laces together a lovely dubby set of psyche-textures and vocals around Flip's tight lines to seal a track that is precisely as engaging and addictive as the substances and habits the lyrics detail. Great stuff from a great artist on a great label. Check the HF feature in this mag soon as you can.