“as long as ropes unravel fake rolex will travel”
As funny as Dean Blunt is, his experimental beats and ironic hip-hop really benefits from the occasional earnest expression. The enigmatic London producer’s last few albums were animated by confusion—and not since 2012’s Black Is Beautiful with Inga Copeland did he make music that felt uncluttered.
There is but one song on his Soundcloud now, and it’s a new one called “as long as ropes unravel fake rolex will travel.” As silly as the title is, it’s a refreshingly simple song: relaxing and free of tension, composed of just a well-wrought guitar riff and the sweet, sleepy intonation of a woman cooing. Not much happens in the nearly six minutes of “as long as ropes unravel fake rolex will travel” as it floats lazily from note to note. It is about as close to lullaby as Blunt may ever write. There’s not an ounce of tension or doubt here, and it’s nice to see Blunt offer a song that’s essentially easy listening; for a second, his usual inscrutability dissolves into a contented smile.