The mysterious ways of Hype Williams are set to continue this December, as the British duo drops their very first De Stijl LP, What Happens When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Getting Reel. Pressing info is unavailable at the moment, but the label is now fielding pre-orders here. Hype Williams’ debut album was released earlier this year in a 300 copy run through Carnivals.
The untitled effort got a full page write up in the Wire, ending with the following line: “While it’s true that some of their other work does indeed resemble severely water-damaged R&B, barely a single note of this album…sounds like hip-hop as we know it. The only real overlap would be with the duo’s hazy nihilism and sensual flow. Perhaps those are the only elements Hype Williams require, stirring them into the pot along with similarly disconnected fragments, yielding music which fascinates largely because of its refusal to commit.”