James Ferraro, “Eternal Condition/ Stuck 2”

Blake Gillespie

James Ferraro

Cooler than cool, James Ferraro's Cold mixtape was a nightmare-ish journey through breathy r&b croons and trapped-up synth-wave. It was the anxiety of waiting alone in the lights of NYC platforms at 3 a.m. for a train, his hums like those used to relax a nervous mind cautious of dangers beyond the area touched by street lamps. To some degree, “Eternal Condition / Stuck 2” is a continuation of his explorations on the Cold tape. The hour is the same, the fear is channeled through a wearier r&b minimalism, and it all angles towards a noir vision of a city with no shame for its demons.

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Ferraro's bleak vision for NYC is expressed in the minor catharsis at the end of “Eternal Condition” and ripped back to reality on “Stuck 2” with a police bulletin and machine drone set to heart palpitations. His message: futility in escaping the iron jungle.

James Ferraro's NYC, Hell 3:00 AM is out October 15 on Hippos In Tanks.

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