Inga Copeland - Higher Powers LP (Relaxin, 2023)
Inga's "first and last" albums on one slab, already sold-out from the source. As is usually the case regarding anything to emerge from the HW/IC/DB universe, little information is provided about this one so I've taken the liberty of stealing a blurb from the always articulate and informed Boomkat website...
"Pre-Lolina bombs from Inga Copeland, originally issued as a mediafire freebie in 2013 and now pressed up a decade later on vinyl in a limited run touted as Inga’s first and last album.
Anyone following Alina Astrova’s work since the Hype WIlliams days (us) will be all over this, finding her in that skewed but earnest pop mode that we first caught a glimpse of on a grainy Hype Williams vhs doing Sade’s The Sweetest Taboo around 2010 as featured on the Do Roids And Kill E'rything 7” for Second Layer.
Higher Powers runs 6 tracks / 20 minutes deep of material you’ll know intimately if you grabbed the files way back when, but which will scratch a very 2010’s sorta itch for the uninitiated. ‘Light Up’ is one of her best, all martial/slowed amens, unstable pads and room recorded vox that revel in questionable fidelity, in the best way. ‘B.M.W.’ is more hi-def, a clipped soundsystem anthem with gloriously fuzzed arcade machine synths, ‘Obsession 2’ feels like one of those tunes that spends 4 minutes trying to figure out what time signature it’s in, while Scratcha-hookup ‘A World in Danger III’ is the most polished thing here, ending just as it gets going."