A few weeks before, Anton Salvador tweeted a link to a 34-second beat titled ‘SEX’ – it had that wobbly thing in it on loop that sounded so smooth and even put-together. Now, heard in its entirety, there’s no question: it’s dripping with suave. But as far as his work as The After-School Special goes, the involvement (or rather, representation) of emotions, in what is otherwise still categorized as electronic music, is rudimentary. His use of soundbites serves as a precept, but always complementary to the direction and texture of his beats – how he makes them fit the narrative, but not overkill it. If emotions have a body of its own, he surely knows how to dress them. And dress them well.
This track is included in the 43-track compilation released by BuwanBuwan Collective, which is available for free download on Bandcamp.