After almost five years since its original release, the stellar debut release from the immeasurably influential shit pioneer Whitney is online for the public to behold. The second ever shit release, Whitney's "Leaving the Past Behind" EP took the brand new genre - less than a month old - and completely reinvented it with her creative, innovative take on its (loose) definition, its tropes and even the culture surrounding it.
This groundbreaking debut tells the story of a young man with nothing left to lose - shunned by everybody he knows - shedding the last of his humanity - his memories and feelings - and ascending to godhood. Driven with an unquenchable thirst for vengeance, he crashes back down to Earth and uses his newfound powers to destroy the human race and tear the planet asunder. Finally alone, he drifts lazily between fragments of the Earth's core floating through space and begins to create a new world in his image.
Avid followers of the quickly rising underground genre were floored by its sheer sonic diversity and production techniques, taking everything we knew about shit from Tim and turning it completely upside down. Track 6 - the worldwide #1 hit "Crashland" is one of the songs that put TW Records - and the shit genre itself - on the map.
"From opening bar to final coda, this is a subterranean quasi-tsunami of shockingly supercharged concept music. 10/10, Best New Music." - Jeremy Gordon, pitchfork.com
"[...]It is not just a triumphant simulacrum of our universal condition, it is a timorous orchard grove of positively mindblowing musique concrete. I'm feeling a strong 10 on this release." - Anthony Fantano, theneedledrop.com
"I literally just woke up one morning with a headache and I found this EP on my computer," said Whitney in a rare unreleased interview in August 2010. "I have no idea what the fuck happened but I sure hope it happens again."