"Precious little can be found about Head Dress online, but this slab of granular drones, terminally modulating noise-scrapes is enough to warrant some significant attention. (…) I am particularly drawn to the surging, peaking synth lines set free at regular intervals from "LRA Effigy", the consistent harshness of "SSM (for AS)" that gradually fades into the dying signal of sentient machinery, the downtempo beauty and blown-out beat palate of "mpdrumssssKRGx2"."
– Tome To The Weather Machine
"Ever wonder what it feels like to listen from behind a song? No, bruh, not like this. Like, imagine you live in the most expensive house in GTA V – the one with the pool in the back and the trapezoidal roof – and your friend just came over to your house and he’s hammin’ up your door bell telling you he wants to show you this new trap banger he just ripped straight-to-cassette off the radio (this is a weird alternate reality, okay.) You roll up, tell your moms you’re going to the park to play croquet ultimate frisbee, and head into the back yard to bump some cerebral beats.
30 seconds in, you’re really digging the chapel bass and the crackle of the field sample, but your friend says somethings wrong. It’s all backwards, he says. The melody has faded like the polaroids from July 4th your parents keep in their jewelry box. It’s as if the vibrations closest to the speaker – the crackle, fuzz, slap of wire against wooden frame – is what what transcribed onto your buddies Maxell c90.
You get what I’m saying now?!? Thought so, this new one from Head Dress is intense, and employs some seriously outré mixing techniques, of which I heavily approve. Tape dropping on A Giant Fern."