CMU Approved

Approved: Becoming Real & Trim – Like Me

By | Published on Tuesday 9 November 2010

Producer Becoming Real and rapper Trim’s ‘Spectre’ EP, has been spinning in the CMU office regularly since it arrived in the post sometime last month. The two lead tracks on the release, which will be available to buy from Moshi Moshi subsidiary Not Even next week, shimmer with 8-bit synths underneath Trim’s sharp, fluid vocals, creating a ghostly robotic sound. Which, given that Becoming Real himself called his sound ‘ghost’, is probably what he was aiming for.

The video for the EP’s opening track, ‘Like Me’, went online yesterday afternoon and further adds to the tone of the music, it looking like a nightmare I had recently. Dark, half-seen images shot in hallways, car parks and behind bins in London tower blocks. What does it all mean? I have no idea, but I suggest you watch it over and over and over again until you either work it out or this track is so imprinted on your brain that you have forgotten all other music. Best start now.