Alejandro Archuleta, aka Psychic Handbook, likes his dub songs long. He stretches his tiny samples to the point where they become chords hanging mystically in the air, and repeats them for minutes without a change. Archuleta overlays these tracks with patches of noise, beats, or the occasional vocals. The best Psychic Handbook tracks hit the listener with each beat, a slow, visceral wave. These tracks may be long, but they’re definitely worth listening to all the way through.
By: Jesse Diener-Bennett